The University of Glasgow is a research-oriented university founded in Scotland in 1451 and is the oldest university in Scotland. Also the fourth oldest university in England, Glasgow is also a member of the Russell Group of prestigious UK research universities. It is one of the most prestigious educational institutions among universities in both the UK and Europe. The reason why Glasgow is so popular is because of the diversity of its sections. There are a total of 600 sections to suit every student's interests. The university has three campuses: Gilmorehill, Garscrube and Dumfries. About 20,000 students from 120 different nationalities study in these 3 campuses.