Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is African Leadership College Mauritius’ founding academic and accreditation partner.

GCU is a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university with campuses in Glasgow, London and New York and educational partnerships in Bangladesh, Africa and Oman.

As the University for the Common Good, GCU delivers academic excellence to 20,000 students from more than 100 countries, underpinned by its mission to challenge social injustice.

Our students gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to contribute to solving global challenges and GCU has an excellent track record of employability, with 95% of graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduation (DLHE, 2014).

The University’s work to enhance the student learning experience has been endorsed with the highest judgement by the Quality Assurance Agency, the independent body which safeguards higher education standards in the UK.

The leading modern University in Scotland for research power, GCU delivers world-leading and internationally excellent research focused on inclusive societies, healthy lives and sustainable environments.

A signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, GCU is one the first UK universities to join the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsible management programme. GCU is also an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in recognition of its commitment to social innovation.

GCU Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner and internationally renowned social business and anti-poverty pioneer. GCU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE is a member of ALU’s advisory board.

“It’s been a delight to work with the ALC team. It’s an innovative, enthusiastic group with a mission and values that resonates so strongly with GCU as the university for the common good. It’s been a real pleasure to be back and to see the campus with students and staff has been a real inspiration.”

– Professor Valerie Webster, Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Student Experience