Glasgow Caledonian University Changemaker Campus

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is based in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, but also has a campus in London and a campus in New York. Although Glasgow is a historic and global city, it has some of the greatest social challenges of any city in Europe and the University fulfils a key role in contributing to the city’s development, in part through providing opportunities to students from some of the poorest communities in the city. As a sector leader in providing opportunities for talented individuals from all backgrounds, GCU is extremely proud that consistently one third of its students come from relatively disadvantaged backgrounds. The University’s commitment to social innovation is reflected in and inspired by its motto, For the Common Good, and is shared by its students and staff at all levels and not least by the University’s Chancellor and Nobel Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus.

In fulfilling its mission, GCU undertakes ground breaking research into social innovation and the impact of social ventures, particularly through: the work of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health; developing socially entrepreneurial initiatives to benefit the communities within which we are located; and embedding the principles of social entrepreneurship into the curriculum through our Strategy for Learning.

Learn more about Social Innovation for the Common Good at GCU here.

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.