Since the university received its Royal Charter in 1903, researchers at Liverpool have been pursuing novel interdisciplinary research that is helping mankind to understand and solve the problems it faces. In the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities, 27% of the university’s research was rated world-leading, with a further 54% rated internationally excellent.
The university is globally recognised for its research in health and life sciences, science and engineering, and humanities and social sciences. Its interdisciplinary research centres include the National Centre for Zoonosis Research and the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy.
Liverpool’s pioneering reputation attracts students, experts and partners from around the world. Around 30% of its near 18,000 undergraduates and 4,800 postgraduates, and 29% of academic staff, are from overseas.
The university was the first in the UK to establish an autonomous university in China. The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, a partnership with Xi'an Jiaotong University and Laureate Online Education, opened in 2006 in the city of Suzhou, eastern China, and now has a student population of 8,000.
The case studies below are just a snapshot of the range of activity taking place at the University of Liverpool. From world-class research and collaboration with industry to innovative programmes designed to improve access for all students to higher education.