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University of Reading celebrates its 90th anniversary

March 17 the University of Reading and is 90 years old and on this occasion were organized festive events, including the attempt to enter the Guinness book of records for the massive chair lift – bringing well-known teachers and students on the chairs. So, according to archival photographs, in 1926 was marked by the inauguration of the University.

Government resolution on the formation of University – Royal Charter was signed on 17 March 1926 and Reading became the 11th institution of higher education England and the only University in the UK, created in the period between the two world wars.

Today the University is one of the leading research centres in the UK, where learning has 17,000 students from 150 countries. Awarded in addition to award-winning campus in the UK, the University opened a new campus in Malaysia and the African branch of the Henley Business School in Johannesburg.

The festive program on the occasion of the birthday of the famous British University included:

  • The official attempt to set the Guinness record in mass and simultaneously bringing in the chairs of students and teachers. In 1926 to commemorate the receipt of the Royal Charter on the chair was carried by the first rector of the University William Macbride Childs.
  • A festive lunch in the hall of the Whiteknights campus with the participation of the University group, Big Band, entertainment and cutting a huge cake.
  • Gala evening in the Great Hall in the first campus of the University on London Road with speeches of the rector of the University and honorary members of the University.

The University of Reading provides the best in UK education in the field of agriculture. According to the rating Agency QS 2016, assess the students of the educational disciplines, Reading entered the TOP-200 world universities according to 14 subject areas.

The strongest programs of the University are:

  • Agriculture (12-e a place in the world, 1st in the UK),
  • Archaeology (29-e a place in the world, 8th in the UK),
  • Developments Studies (42-e a place in the world, 13th in the UK),
  • TOP 100 in the world: environmental geography,
  • TOP 150 in the world: linguistics, English language and literature,
  • TOP 200 in the world: philosophy, Finance, business and management, education, Economics.

Faculty of business Henley Business School University of Reading is one of the strongest in the world educational institutions. Publishing Economist in the 2015 ranking placed the Department in the TOP 25 of the world's best business schools. And the Financial Times have awarded the Executive MBA program 49th place in the ranking of the best global programs in business administration and 7th in UK. Read more about the MBA program.

These ratings formed on the basis of estimates of the level of student satisfaction with the University, the quality and diversity of educational programs and career prospects of graduates.