With academic roots stretching back to 1824, The University of Manchester is one of the most respected universities worldwide. With an unprecedented £1 billion investment into outstanding research and teaching facilities, the University aims to become a top 25 global provider of education and research by 2020.
We welcome more than 10,500 students from 180 countries outside the UK and our campus is at the heart of the city of Manchester, a vibrant and multicultural European metropolis. The University of Manchester has a long tradition of welcoming students from Switzerland across all levels of study.
We are one of the highest ranked universities in the UK in terms of research power. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 83% of research activity was judged to be 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
The University’s reputation as a world-class teaching and research university is confirmed through our ranking in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University. In the 2019 survey we were placed 33rd in the world, 8th in Europe and 6th in the UK.