About the University of Warwick

About Warwick

#1 About Warwick

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Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. The University was established in 1965 and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2015.


#2 Location

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The University of Warwick is located in the heart of England, adjacent to the city of Coventry - 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre - and on the border with Warwickshire. Our central location means we’re easy to reach by road, rail and air with Birmingham International Airport close by. We’re also close to the historic towns of Warwick and Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon.

Academic Excellence

#3 Academic Excellence

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Excellence in both teaching and research is our priority at Warwick. We are consistently ranked in the top ten UK universities and we are ranked as one of the UK’s leading universities for research quality in a recent government assessment with 65% of our research judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. In 2011, the University was ranked as one of England’s “Ivy League” universities by a national newspaper.

Globally Connected

#4 Globally Connected

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The University of Warwick has links with over 200 institutions around the globe. We’ve recently signed an agreement with Monash University (Australia) that will clearly establish both of us as “globally connected Universities”. The University also has premises in Venice, Italy, a well established ‘Warwick in Africa’ programme where students and alumni teach in African schools, and is home to IGGY - the International Gateway for Gifted Youth.

Cosmopolitan Community

#5 Cosmopolitan Community

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Warwick is a global community where students can develop their intercultural skills through engaging with people from different countries and cultures. There are over 140 nationalities represented on campus and every year we celebrate this diversity in “One World Week”, the largest student festival in Europe.

Sports Facilities

#6 Sports Facilities

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Warwick sports facilities are among the best in British universities and we have been selected as training base for the London 2012 Olympics. Our facilities include around 60 acres of outdoor playing fields, 3 outdoor all-weather pitches, a new £2.5 million indoor tennis centre, a 400 metre running track, a sports centre with 25 metre swimming pool and an indoor climbing centre.

Graduate Employability

#7 Graduate Employability

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Warwick graduates are highly employable: The University is the second most targeted UK University by top employers and is one of only six UK universities in the “Inner Circle” of institutions from which top London firms recruit.

Global Research Priorities

#8 Global Research Priorities

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The University has recently established the “Global Priorities Programme”, focussing our world-class, multidisciplinary research on issues of global importance including; Food Security; Energy; Global Governance; Innovative Manufacturing; International Development; Science and Technology for Health; Individual Behaviour; Digital Change; and Connecting Cultures.