University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
The University of Reading is consistently one of the most popular higher education choices in the UK. We receive, on average, eight applications for every undergraduate place. People choose to study with us for many reasons:
* the exceptional quality of delivery
* innovative teaching fed by the latest research
* the rich diversity of provision and the flexibility to combine courses or transfer from one programme to another
* highly supportive, state-of-the art learning environment
* an inclusive, international culture
Their unusually broad portfolio of full- and part-time degree programmes covers the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. They offer courses and research in the specialist areas of agriculture, construction management, horticulture, cybernetics, meteorology, real estate and typography, where there are few other national providers. They regularly their programmes as new ideas emerge and industry needs change.
Established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, we received a Royal Charter in 1926, the only university to do so between the two world wars. Important achievements include being the first university to win the Queens Award for Export Achievement (1989) and receiving the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher Education four times (1998, 2006, 2009 and 2011).
At Reading we pursue an ambitious and innovative enterprise agenda. Over the last five years we have enjoyed considerable success in collaborative research partnerships, delivering over 1,200 projects. Other services in demand are consultancy, technology transfer and intellectual property licensing. Enterprise also taps into our expertise via government assisted Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). Our close links with business and industry are evident right across the University. Collaborative research projects, the creation of spin-out companies and graduate placement schemes are just some of the many ways we interact with enterprise day-to-day.
Established as a leading force in British higher education, we continue to build on our success. Our ambitious multi-million pound investment programme is delivering twenty-first century facilities, strengthening our international reputation for quality teaching, research and enterprise.