Manchester is one of the most happening cities in Europe in terms of music, art, entertainment, and education. Perhaps, this is the reason why a large number of international students choose to come over to the city and pursue their studies at one of the world’s most prestigious universities of Manchester – The Manchester University. Formed in 2004 by a merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and Victoria University of Manchester – the brick red university was created by the civic university movement during the late 19th century.
Since its formation, the Manchester University has been named ‘University of the Year’ twice. Home to over 12,000 international students from over 150 countries, the university has received great recognition for its world-class education and quality research. Manchester University is among the 24 leading universities under the Russell Group of Universities. There are many eminent world leaders that have been an alumni of the university.
Over 5,900 academic and research staff, exceptional in their field of education are employed to the prestigious teaching panel. The university holds a record of having 25 Nobel laureates associated with studying or teaching at the campus.
Every year, Manchester University attracts funds of more than £247 million for external research. The university is one of the UK’s top research institutions with specialised mentors in each subject, imparting quality education to the students.
“83% of research activity rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.”
The research capabilities of students enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the university are vast and varied. Various research subjects include: the first splitting of the atom to the advent of the modern computer; innovative researches involving the wonder element Graphene, and much more. Certainly, research is in the heart of the university that has given it the name and prestige that it enjoys among students and faculties worldwide. In fact, students are able to develop transferable skills – carried from their learning sessions into the future workplace.
The university traces its roots back to 1824. Manchester prides in being the world’s first industrial city. It was during this time that chemist John Dalton with several businessmen and industrialists in the city established an institute to ensure workers are provided education and training to work in the industry. This involved teaching the basics of science.
Being centrally located in the heart of the city, the modern day Manchester University cannot be referred to as campus, but essentially broader overlap of area with non-university buildings and roads in between. Shaped roughly like a boot, there are two campuses – the Sackville Street Campus in the North and the Oxford Road Campus in the South (campus names not officially recognized by the university). Following the merger, Manchester University received funds of £600 as capital investment to refurbish old buildings and keep newer blocks coming up as part of the project.
Looking forward, by 2022, Manchester University will be investing £1 billion to focus on bringing major improvements in and around the campus area. It includes building a new engineering campus, business and law centers, refurbishing the library, adding a new medical college, extending the Student’s Union building, and more.
 Extract from Wikipedia: University of Manchester (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Manchester)
 According to the Sunday Times and the Times Higher Education Supplement
 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)