Glasgow – a world class sports host and a great student city

In August 2018, Glasgow will host the European Championships along with Berlin. Funded by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish government, this new multi-sport event brings excitement, investment and new opportunities to the city. Glasgow will stage swimming, cycling, rowing, triathlon and golf, and Berlin will host the athletics.

World-class reputation

Having hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow will add to its existing sports infrastructure and world-class facilities. It’s estimated that more than 3,000 athletes and 5,000 officials, media and other representatives will visit for the new event next summer.

The city’s reputation as an international sporting city has also been emphasized by the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards. Glasgow currently ranks as the fifth best sporting city in the world, above other major cities like London, Paris and Los Angeles.

Surrounded by culture

Scotland has always been a popular destination for students and, as the country’s largest city, Glasgow is a top choice. Surrounded by culture, students can enjoy award-winning museums, great shopping, historic architecture, and one of the UK’s best live music scenes. During the Championships, this rich culture will be shared during festivals and events across the city, including in the Merchant City quarter, where the University of Strathclyde is located.

A one-off opportunity

Scottish universities attract around 48,000 international students each year. The University of Strathclyde is a popular choice, thanks to its high subject rankings and close relationships with employers. While benefiting from these qualities, students who join the University’s International Study Centre in 2018 also have the unique opportunity to experience the European Championships first hand, along with all excitement and opportunities that come with it.

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