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University of Reading


The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. It is a global University that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

The University was established in 1892, received its Royal Charter in 1926, and has developed into a leading force in British and international higher education with a global alumni network of over 150,000 members worldwide. 89% of our students are satisfied with their experience at Reading, with 92% of international students saying they were satisfied with the support they received.

We deliver a world-class student experience, research-led teaching and our graduate employability record is excellent. We are committed to maintaining a supportive, challenging and high-quality experience for students and staff alike and to preserving the heritage and beauty of some of the most beautiful university campuses in the UK. If you are considering joining us at Reading as a member of staff or student you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

We are recognised as one of the top 200 universities in the world and as one of the UK's top 20 research-intensive universities.

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    South East England, Central England
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Academic specialism

Many of our departments are ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Agriculture and Food, Teacher Training, Earth and Marine Sciences and Art and Design. We are leading the way in multidisciplinary work in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, housed in a new £17 million centre, for example.

Nearly 90% of the University's research has been rated as being of international standing (RAE 2008). Won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize twice: 1998 for work on early modern staging, and 2006 for exceptional contribution to meteorology.

Henley Business School is one of the only business schools worldwide to hold triple-accredited status and was recently named a Business Superbrand. ICMA Centre, a part of Henley Business School, is the world renown centre, which key advatage is the practical application of finance theory.

A broad range of courses, including specialist areas of archaeology, agriculture, construction management, horticulture, cybernetics, meteorology, real estate and typography.

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The University of Reading is located in the South-East of England and has excellent transport links. Reading's railway station is within only 25 minutes from London Paddington by high speed train, as well provides regular services to and from other cities around the UK. There are direct services to and from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.