Our History

Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) is New York City’s College For the Common Good. Dedicated to education through the lens of sustainability, GCNYC leverages nearly 150 years of academic excellence to bring a distinctly global perspective to its degree programs.   The College is located at 64 Wooster Street in the heart of the vibrant and historic SoHo neighborhood of New York City.  For the convenience of its students, classes are offered in the evenings.  GCNYC is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and is a candidate for accreditation by the Middle States Commission for Higher Education.

Founded by Glasgow Caledonian University, GCNYC shares a commitment to people, planet and profit with more than 20,000 students and 1,500 staff around the world.

Glasgow Caledonian University has founded three schools and four partnership locations around the world. Embodying the Glasgow Caledonian mission, each of these seven locations has a unique social mission and strives to transform lives through education.

Glasgow Caledonian University
The main campus, located in Glasgow’s city-center, provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students from over 100 countries around the world.

GCU London
Located in an ultra-modern environment in the heart of the international fashion and finance capital of London, this professional graduate university campus draws on high-quality teaching and global industry partnerships.

Partnership Locations

GCU Oman
GCU has been working with the award-winning Caledonian College of Engineering since 1996, and offers the college’s largest program of transnational education to undergraduate and graduate students. From Oman, GCU has graduated more female engineers than any other college in that part of the world.

GCU Bangladesh
The award-winning Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN) is a visionary partnership between GCU and the Grameen Healthcare Trust. Established as a social business in 2010, GCCN is raising the quality of health care education in Bangladesh to an international level – and transforming the lives of young nurses across the country, to address midwifery and the crisis of infant mortality in the population they serve. GCCN was recognized with a Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty.

GCU South Africa
Through a partnership with Transnet Freight Rail and the University of Johannesburg, GCU celebrated the first graduation of its BSc Railway Operations Management in October 2014. The collaboration was showcased at the South Africa UK Bilateral Forum as an “excellent example of partnership” between the nations.

GCU Mauritius
An exciting partnership between GCU and the African Leadership Academy in Mauritius has launched a joint initiative in transnational education – the African Leadership College, a world-class tertiary institution which will offer affordable programs to develop the future leaders of Africa.

GCU Research

As the top modern university for research power in Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University is helping to develop sustainable environments, build inclusive societies and support healthy lives. Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) plays a pivotal role in GCU’s global network of teaching and research, giving students unique access to international thought leaders and stakeholders. Together, we are working with experts in industry to pilot real-world solutions to problems for business – and society. As GCU recognizes the need for academia, finance, business and the non-profit sector to combine forces to redesign society at large, its three research centers exist to operate and serve under the same mission: For the Common Good.

GCU has received international recognition as a center of excellence in education and research, including the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for our commitment to the career management and skills development of researchers. On completion of their degree, students have access to our research centers, so they can continue working to solve the most pressing issues in business and society today.

Glasgow Caledonian Research Centers

Fair Fashion Center
Located at GCNYC, the Fair Fashion Center (FFC) facilitates the incorporation of sustainable practices into fashion, proving the business case for sustainability and turning global issues into industry opportunities.

Center for Social Business and Health
The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health is named in honor of Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chancellor of GCU and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to advance social and economic opportunities for the poor through work on microcredit. The center is one of the world’s foremost leaders in work that aims to transform the lives of vulnerable communities through pioneering research in the areas of microfinance, social business and health economics.

Center for Climate Justice
The Glasgow Caledonian University Centre for Climate Justice takes a global lead in the delivery of high-quality, policy-relevant research for development, teaching, learning and broadening knowledge in the area of climate justice. At the center’s heart is the Climate Justice Repository, which was created in collaboration with the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice. The repository is a globally unique knowledge base, which contains a collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed academic papers in the field of climate justice.

Expert Faculty

Our faculty bring a blend academic credentials and professional savvy to their classrooms.  They come from the private and public sectors with experience in organizations such as the United Nations, Arabesque Partners, Encourage Capital, Arup, Savory Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation, Ogilvy, Google, Bloomberg LP, the International Labor Organization, Natural Capital Partners, NRG, Dress for Success, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and many others.