University of Exeter

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. Founded in 1955, but with origins in the nineteenth century, the university now has a turnover of over £300 million and plays a leading role in the economy of the south-west of England.

The university has invested heavily in science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research, and has a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences. It is constantly seeking new ways to engage with government, industry, and the community in order to build productive, sustainable partnerships and tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind.

The interdisciplinary Environment and Sustainability Institute is well-known for its research into the consequences of environmental change. In the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities, 29% of Exeter’s research was rated world-leading with a further 53% rated internationally excellent. 2016 will see the opening of its £52.5M Living Systems Institute, designed to pioneer novel approaches to understanding diseases and how they can be better diagnosed. 

Over 15,000 undergraduates and 4,400 postgraduates study across its two campuses in Exeter and its Penryn and Truro campuses in Cornwall, with more than a quarter of students coming from outside the UK. The university is proud of its partnership working with its students, who are involved in the earliest stages of strategic planning.

Of the 4,000 people working at the university 30% are from overseas and the university collaborates extensively with international partners on research and education.