The University of Exeter
The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 22,085 students from more than 130 different countries. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance.
Exeter was placed amongst the best in the UK according to the Complete University Guide, with 26 subjects ranked in top-ten positions. In October 2017 the Times Higher Education placed Exeter in the top 100 institutions in the world to study a range of Social Sciences subjects, whilst Science and Humanities were recognised as amongst the world’s best in the QS World Subject Rankings. In May, Exeter rose to 35th place in the world, and ninth in Europe, in the CWTS Leiden Ranking.
Recent breakthroughs to come out of Exeter's research include the identification and treatment of new forms of diabetes and the creation of the world's most transparent, lightweight and flexible conductor of electricity. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today and, in order to continue our reputation, we are furthering investment in research infrastructure. Development of our new £52.5 million Living Systems research centre is now complete. It will focus on disease prevention through predictive biology and will eventually house 200 scientists. It follows a major refurbishment project, which saw the creation of world-class research and teaching facilities for Biosciences.