University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has 4 campuses located in West Scotland, and 1 located in London, United Kingdom. UWS’s modern campuses offer over 70 bachelor’s degree programs through its 5 academic schools, namely: School of Business and Enterprise; School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences; School of Health and Life Sciences; School of Media, Culture and Society; and the School of Education.
  • Average Tuition GBP 13,050
  • Acceptance Rate 23%
  • Students 11,160
  • International Students 13%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 13,050
  • Intakes Fall Spring
  • Application Deadline rolling
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is home to over 11,100 students. At UWS, students can choose from a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs including Applied Bioscience, Commercial Music, Events Management, Forensic Science, and Legal Studies.

With a large variety of societies and clubs, sports competitions, social campaigns, volunteering opportunities, activities, and events, students at UWS have endless opportunities. Moreover, the dynamic UWS campus also offers multipurpose facilities such as the Robertson Trust Sports Center, science and technology labs, a fully-equipped Learning Resource Center, a games area, and various coffee shops, among others. Additionally, students are supported with services for careers guidance, health and well-being, counseling, academic support, and financial advice. All students at UWS are offered self-catered, on-campus accommodation.

  • 01UWS is ranked 114th in The Complete University Guide’s 2019 ‘University League Tables’.
  • 0295% of UWS graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduation.
  • 03UWS was among the top 150 universities in Times Higher Education’s 2018 ‘Young University Ranking’.

Bachelor Programs

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    Pharmacy Science & Health

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science and Pharmacy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anato more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Accounting

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.  

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Adult Nursing

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also inc more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Aircraft Engineering

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basic engine more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Biomedical Science

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Bioscience

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Bioscience. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cell biology; food science; more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Bioscience and Zoology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Veterinary Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behavior, a more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Bioscience and Zoology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Veterinary Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behavior, a more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and for more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Biomedical Science

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Broadcast Production: TV & Radio

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of broadcasting news and principles; television p more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buy more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business and Finance

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Business and Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business and Human Resource Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.  

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    Business and Marketing

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relation more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business Technology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; more
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    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical more
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    Chemistry

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

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    Chemistry with Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching chemistry-related subject ma more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Childhood Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teachin more
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    Civil Engineering

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and more
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    Commercial Music

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of music performance and production; media theories; and intellectual more
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    Commercial Sound Production

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Sound Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the modern music business; audio engineer more
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    Community Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational servic more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Animation Arts

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and i more
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    Computer Games Development

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of game development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles and practice of desig more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Games Technology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of game development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hardware and software components of more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Networking

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Network Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design, management, operation, and installation of more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer-Aided Design

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and comp more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computing Science

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computing Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of scientific computing and its application; more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Criminal Justice

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforc more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Cyber Security

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, more
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    Digital Art and Design

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Engineering Management

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of engineering principles; the op more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    English as a Second Language

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and litera more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Environmental Health

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of&nbsp;food safety, food standards, more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Environmental Health

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of&nbsp;food safety, food standards, more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Events Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Event Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality management; public relations and promotions; meeting management; and fu more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Filmmaking and Screen Writing

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of film theory, filmmaking, script writing,&nbsp;cinematic story more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Forensic Science

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and for more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Integrated Health & Social Care with Administration

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that focus on&nbsp;integrated health and social care systems; health policies; and&nbsp; more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Integrated Health and Social Care

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requ more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    International Business

    GBP 10,600 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wid more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Journalism (Sport)

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on sports news writing and editing; sports reporting; photo more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Law

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and administrative la more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Legal Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    The program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Legal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of law, management, markets, and processes more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Mathematics with Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics; and administrative and support ser more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Mental Health Nursing

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorde more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Midwifery

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The program offers courses that focus on patient care, critical care, gynecologic surgery, and outpat more
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    Music Technology

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Technology. The program offers courses that focus on music production; audio distribution; studio recording; audio post-pro more
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    Nursing Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also inc more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Occupational Safety and Health

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology more
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    Performance

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and more
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    Physics

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Physics with Education

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching physics-related subject matt more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Physics with Nuclear Technology

    GBP 12,100 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of physics, industrial applications, nuclear technology, and&nbsp;te more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Professional Health Studies

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Social Science

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geograph more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Social Work

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requ more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Society, Politics and Policy

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Sport and Exercise Science

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sport and Exercise Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of musculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation in sp more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Sport Coaching

    GBP 10,600 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation lead more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Sport Development

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering co more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Sports Coaching and Development

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the promotion and development aspects of sports,&nbsp;as well as, de more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Technical Theatre & Production

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that focus on the art of theater production, technology,&nbs more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Tourism Management

    GBP 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Tourism Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of tourist markets, social and cultur more
  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Web and Mobile Development

    GBP 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Communications Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cloud computing; satellite and smartphone comm more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 442
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 106
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 501
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 104

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 78
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum PTE 54

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The merit-based UWS Anniversary Scholarship and the Progression Scholarships are available to international students at UWS.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1897

    Other

    The university's highest ever ranking for UK Institutions came in 2009 when the Complete Universities Guide placed UWS 62 out of 113 universities. In 2015, UWS was ranked 118th out of 126 universities in the same league table.

    The Location

    Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

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      • Testimony
        2008-2010, Master's Degree

        Stay in UWS for 2 years. Great experiences! The teachers were so helpful and very kind. The classroom, the library, the computer room, many many places in deep memery. One day, I will take my family back this wonderful place, tell them I use to study here.

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        2013-2015, BA Hons

        It has taught me the value of human resources, and given me knowledge of which i can use to pursue my career ambitions to become a human resource director.

      • Testimony
        2008-2012, Bachelor of Arts

        As both a graduate and student of the University of the West of Scotland, the university's openness and flexibility in delivering courses has been refreshing. The willingness within the last year towards projecting sports and leisure activities during Wednesday afternoons has quietly made this university a sleeping giant in academic and sporting excellence.