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University of Strathclyde

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It's over 210 years since Professor John Anderson's legacy established what is now the University of Strathclyde. It is a 'place of useful learning' - this ethos dates directly from Professor Anderson, who was considered quite a revolutionary among university academics of his day. Committed to education for the working men and women of Glasgow, he articulated, loudly and clearly, the link he perceived between education and economic growth and prosperity. He was determined that no institution with which he was concerned should ever discriminate against someone because of their religion, race or gender.

When he died in 1796 Professor Anderson left a bequest in his will for the establishment of 'a second higher education institution' in Glasgow which would be a place of 'useful learning' and of education for all, regardless of gender or social class.

Strathclyde is now Scotland's third largest university with an international reputation and outlook, and students and staff from over 100 countries.

Strathclyde offers a BA in Applied Music, and has an active Music Society.

University of Strathclyde

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