Based within the University of Glasgow’s School of Law* the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS) is a centre of excellence for research and training in the field of international law and security. 

GCILS is home to a cosmopolitan community of around 40 active research staff and doctoral students, making it one of most significant hubs for international legal research in the United Kingdom. The breadth of expertise and interest of our researchers is reflected in 12 specialist areas within the field of international law and security, broadly understood. Our researchers approach international law from diverse angles (e.g. practice-oriented, critical, doctrinal) to produce work of global significance. This research provides the basis for academic programmes and executive training carried out at Glasgow and beyond, including three specialised postgraduate degree and a new Erasmus Mundus programme. The excellence of our research also enables GCILS-based researchers to engage in a wide range of knowledge exchange activities, e.g. working with governments, NGOs, international organisations and businesses.  The combination of academic excellence, dedicated teaching and a commitment to the practical application of international law makes GCILS a unique hub for understanding and navigating questions of international law and global security.

*Ranked No.3 for Law in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2020. Also ranked No.1 Law School in Scotland.