University of Bristol

University of Bristol

With a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1909, today the University of Bristol is internationally renowned for its outstanding teaching and research, its superb facilities and highly talented students and staff.

The university has almost 15,000 undergraduate and more than 5,000 postgraduate students, who enjoy life in the heart of the vibrant and buzzing city of Bristol. With an annual turnover of £485 million, the university employs 5,300 staff. Approximately 20% of its academic staff and student body are from outside the UK.

As a research-intensive university, Bristol supports both individual and interdisciplinary or thematic research of the highest quality. In the recent UK-wide assessment of the quality of research in universities, 36% of its research was rated as world-leading and a further 47% rated internationally excellent.

The University of Bristol is at the forefront of research which is changing lives. In 2014 it was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its research in obstetric and neonatal practice, which has made a positive difference to mothers and babies throughout the world. This includes a revolutionary treatment for newborns who have suffered oxygen shortage at birth, and research which has meant a dramatic drop in the global incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.