Glasgow, University of

Glasgow, University of

Public university in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded in 1451 and reorganized in 1577. In the 18th century its faculty included such eminent figures as Adam Smith and James Black; James Watt was an assistant there. In the 19th century the faculty included Joseph Lister and William Thomson (Lord Kelvin). The university faculties represent the arts, divinity, law, medicine, science, veterinary medicine, and engineering. The rector is elected triennially by the students.

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