Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is based in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, but also has a campus in London and a campus in New York. Although Glasgow has a historic past and a global outlook, it has some of the greatest social challenges of any city in Europe and the University fulfils a key role in contributing to the city’s development, in part through providing opportunities to students from some of the poorest communities of the region. The University’s commitment to social innovation is reflected in and inspired by its motto, For the Common Good, and is shared by its students and staff at all levels and not least by the University’s Chancellor, musician and activist, Dr Annie Lennox and Nobel Laureate and Chancellor Emeritus, Professor Muhammad Yunus. In fulfilling its mission, GCU undertakes ground-breaking research into social innovation and the impact of social ventures, particularly through the work of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, developing socially entrepreneurial initiatives to benefit the communities within which we are located; and embedding the principles of social entrepreneurship into the curriculum through our Strategy for Learning.