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University of St Andrews

St. Andrews University is a world leading public research university founded in 1413. It is located in the birthplace of golf, the ancient seaside town of St. Andrews in Scotland. It is the most profound in Scotland and the third in the English-speaking world.

St Andrews has many notable alumni and affiliated faculty, including eminent mathematicians, scientists, theologians, philosophers, and politicians. Recent alumni include the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond; former Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon; HM British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward; United States Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell; Olympic cycling gold medalist Chris Hoy; and royals Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Six Nobel Laureates are among St Andrews’ alumni and former staff: two in Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine, and one each in Peace and Literature.

The University of St. Andrews ranks third in the UK for rankings in the Times, the Guardian, the Complete University Guide, and the No.1 university in Scotland. In May 2018, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming visited the University of St. Andrews and delivered a keynote speech, “Ever to be Open, Ever to Excel” and left a good wish for the development of St. Andrews University.

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