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Founded in the 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Known for our rich history as well as cutting-edge research and teaching, the University of St Andrews is an innovative Scottish institution with a global orientation, committed to attracting and nurturing the best minds from around the world. The University blends the cosmopolitanism of an international university with a strong sense of community as a result of its location in a small and ancient coastal town. Its diverse body of academics, staff and students, drawn from over 130 countries, enables St Andrews to take a global perspective aimed at achieving excellence and leadership in research, teaching and the pursuit of knowledge for the cultural and societal common good.