The University of Reading is a research-intensive campus university in south-east England, close to both London and Heathrow airport. With more than 150 years of history, it's now recognised for its expertise in areas such as climate science, business, agriculture, and food science. It also has a global presence, with two overseas campuses and dozens of international partnerships. It's the university's ambition to become net zero carbon by 2030.
The University of Reading was recently placed 26th among UK universities and 169 overall in the QS World University Rankings 2024 and achieved top 50 status in 7 of the 17 categories in the Times Higher Education (THE) Global Impact Rankings 2022.
The university has around 5,000 international students. A strong sense of community is fostered through clubs and societies, an impressive selection of sports and leisure facilities, and an extensive range of support services that begin with pre-arrival and welcome events and extend throughout the time spent studying.
Students can choose from approximately 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and 98 percent of the research conducted at the institution has been internationally recognised (REF 2021). The university strives to be at the cutting-edge of advances in teaching and learning, encouraging a collaborative and innovative environment. To help with funding and in recognition of academic achievement, Reading offers a comprehensive scholarships programme for students at all levels.
Investments totalling over GBP 500 million have been dedicated to the university's campus over recent years, focusing on facilities across the site -from research and teaching space to accommodation and recreation. The latest project is a global creative media and film studio, reflecting the university's collaboration with external partners.
The University of Reading is committed to attracting the brightest minds, providing an environment that pushes back the boundaries of knowledge and in which everyone is given the opportunity to flourish.