Glasgow Caledonian University
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Glasgow Caledonian University
Founding year: 
United Kingdom
Total number of staff: 
1 569
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 0 and 20%
Type of organisation: 
Non profit
Researchers, University
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Dr Olga Biosca
Cowcaddens road

United Kingdom
Organisation summary

Strategy 2020 sets out GCU’s priorities for the next five years and provides a structure to support an outstanding student experience, the delivery of world-leading research, increased business development and growth in our international networks. Furthermore, it seeks to reinforce our distinct position as the University for the Common Good that works collaboratively to deliver social benefit to the communities we serve.

Our vision

By 2020, Glasgow Caledonian University will have a global reputation for delivering social benefit and impact through education, research and social innovation. We will be recognised as the University for the Common Good that transforms lives, enriches cities and communities, innovates for social and economic impact, engages globally and aligns with others in partnership and collaboration to deliver our goals.

Our goals

  • Transforming lives through education
  • Enriching cities and communities through research
  • Innovating for social and economic impact
  • Engaging globally
  • Aligning for the Common Good
Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
    Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

    We believe that, in the road to post-COVID socio-economic recovery, research on microfinance should be leveraged to focus on solutions that promote equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the SDGs. This is aligned with the research strategy of our University, of the Yunus Centre and of our microfinance research theme. Currently, the Yunus Centre, in collaboration with GCU’s Centre for Climate Justice and GCU’s Wise Centre for Economic Justice, is pioneer on exploring holistic approaches to microfinance that address multiple SDGs in a postCOVID world. 

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