The campus-based University of Stirling was founded by Royal Charter in 1967 on the historic Airthrey Estate, close to Bridge of Allan and two miles from the Royal Burgh of Stirling. The University's location and history provide some clue as to what makes Stirling that bit different from other UK universities. Since that time we have grown considerably and we now also have Highland and Western Isles Campuses.
This section provides information about "the Stirling experience" and what it is like to live and study at Stirling. Details are provided on essentials such as accommodation, catering and health care, as well as information on campus facilities and student nightlife etc.
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The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: our graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. We retain our pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all we do.
We aim to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.