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Top Five Universities in Scotland
1. University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is not only the best university in Scotland, it is also the third best in the UK. Originally founded in 1413, making it one of the oldest universities in the world, St Andrews was rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is the best university in the UK for student experience.
2. University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow was crowned the Scottish University of the Year for 2017 as it made huge improvements in the areas of graduate prospects, completion rates, teaching quality and student experience.
In addition to impressing in national rankings, Glasgow is also making leaps globally. The University is currently in the top 100 universities in the world (THE and QS global rankings) and welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide.
3. University of Dundee
The University of Dundee is currently ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK in the 2020 Times University Guide nad has won a number of huge awards over the last few years. It was named the 'University of the Year for Student Experience' (Times Good University Guide 2020), Scotland's best place to live (Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide 2019) and is a top 20 eorldwide university for sustainable development (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019).
4. University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is amongst the largest and most prestigious universities in the world. Academically, Edinburgh holds a strong reputation for medicine and science, being home to numerous discoveries and inventions such as anaesthetic, penicillin and the telephone. The University also has the oldest Department of English Literature in the UK.
5. University of Aberdeen
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s most internationally distinguished universities with a student population of around 14,500 and a large international community of students and staff drawn from over 120 different countries. Aberdeen offers around 550 bachelor degree programmes and 140 master’s degree programmes with a particular focus on engineering as the oil and gas capital of Europe.
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