University of Exeter

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United Kingdom

Exeter is a top UK university which combines world leading research with very high levels of student satisfaction. It is one of the UK’s most popular and successful universities with campuses in Exeter, Devon, and near Falmouth in Cornwall. The University also has Project Offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Bangalore.

Students and staff enjoy some of the finest campus environments in the UK. The South West counties of Devon and Cornwall boast an unrivalled mix of city life, countryside and coastline.

Exeter is ranked 10th out of more than 100 UK universities in the Times league table. It was the 2007/08 Times Higher Education University of the Year. The University is also one of the top 200 universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings.

It is ranked sixth in the UK for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey amongst full service universities. According to the Sunday Times, a subject taught at Exeter won the accolade for the most satisfied students in the UK for two years running - Sports Science in 2007 and Finance and Accounting in 2008.

Exeter has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times University of the Year Award more times than any other university and has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for its research.

Areas of research excellence include, in the sciences, translational medicine, climate change and sustainability, systems biology, extrasolar planets and functional materials.

Exeter is also strong in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

A particular specialism is Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, where projects include conflict resolution in disputed territories and political change in the Gulf oil monarchies.

The Migration and Identity network brings together researchers from many other academic areas and current research areas include Britain’s relationship with the Muslim world and the effects of ethnicity on politics and society.

Research by the Centre for Medical History has yielded significant results in fields such as the history of insanity, contraception, mental disability, fertility, infanticide, medical statistics and the development of institutional care.

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The University has 18,500 students, over 90% of which are full-time.
1,800 members of staff are employed in six Colleges over three campuses.