The John Smith Centre is housed within the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Named the Times Higher Education 2020 University of the Year, the University of Glasgow is ranked 77th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and is in the top 100 in the world in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2021.

The University has annual research income of more than £179m and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities. It welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide and has around 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In addition to leading the Centre’s work, our Director Kezia Dugdale also teaches Social and Public Policy at the University. Together with the Dean of External Engagement Graeme Roy she also presents a fortnightly Podcast called Spotlight and assists with the University’s wider public engagement work.