Keele was founded as a University College in 1949 with the sponsorship of three local authorities, receiving its Royal Charter in 1962. Around 11,000 students now study at Keele, and with over 2,000 employees, the University contributes £0.22bn a year to the regional economy. Keele’s Science and Innovation Park is a fast-growing employment site and the main centre for high value employment locally. 97% of Keele’s research is rated as world leading or of international importance, and Keele is ranked in the UK Top 10 for its combined teaching and research excellence. The priorities we share with our civic partners reflect the socio-economic challenges in the local area, and a commitment to driving innovation in sustainability, inclusion, health and wellbeing.
Contact: Joseph Clarke, Partnership Development Officer