Our educational ethos is built on the premise that education can transform lives and unlock the potential of our 44,000 students. This drives our commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and graduate outcomes – preparing our students to shape the world around them.
The University’s outstanding teaching secured Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. We have also been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and feature in the top 20 of all three major UK university rankings.
Our research is world-class and brings together talented, passionate and dedicated people as they strive to make discoveries that have a real impact on lives and societies across the world.
The University is ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to the Research Excellence Framework, with 97% of our research recognised internationally. We recently announced an investment of £200 million in our research programmes as well as launching six Beacons of Research Excellence to champion our world-leading response to today’s global challenges in the fields of human rights, healthcare, food supply, advanced materials and transport, bio-manufacturing, and intelligent systems.
We are one of the UK’s most successful universities for innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation. The University is a major employer and industry partner both locally and globally, and our Innovation Park is a Government University Enterprise Zone pilot, hosting more than 60 businesses.
Our pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia, to form a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement.
We are continually investing in our world-class estate both in the UK and overseas, delivering award-winning campuses, buildings and facilities which are unrivalled in providing inspiring spaces for staff and students to research, teach and study.