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.

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

Center for Social Impact & Innovation
Through research, community engagement and cross-sectoral collaboration, the Center for Social Impact & Innovation seeks to re-imagine commerce and consumption as forces for a regenerative future. Leveraging GCNYC’s international legacy, the Center provides opportunities for broad-range cultural and intellectual exchange in service to global scholarship, social impact, and a circular economy.

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, Ogilvy, Bloomberg LP, MTV, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, the Pershing Square Foundation, Purslane, and many others. Learn more about our faculty here.

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