The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with a strong reputation for teaching and research. Many of their academics are international leaders in their fields and the students learn from experts who are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge. It has an excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction.
The University is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and the top modern university in the United Kingdom in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University's 23,000 plus students, including 3,000 from over 100 countries, have the choice of 430 different degree programmes.
The University's world-class research record is further validated by the outcome of the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), with an average 40 per cent of the research rated internationally excellent or world-leading and 78 per cent rated internationally recognised or above.
This research-active university has a wide range of internationally excellent areas, such as the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences, the Centre for European and International Research and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. The University is home to the UK's first Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence. The University also has well-developed strengths in applied research with business, industry, and the public and voluntary sectors.
The University can access a wide range of funding schemes to help business work with academics and students to improve business performance. The University is also a key partner in a number of regeneration programmes aimed at driving economic growth in our region.
The University also makes a significant contribution to the social, economic and cultural life of Portsmouth. The annual economic benefits of the university to the local community exceed £250 million and the University is one of the largest employers in the city.