We are committed to making a difference to the world we live in. We are an outstanding research university, carrying out world-changing research and innovation through international collaboration to maximise global impact.

We aim to provide an outstanding education to attract, excite and retain high-quality students from diverse backgrounds, and equip them to succeed in a competitive global employment market.


Facts and figures

  1. 1A top 100 university | QS World University Rankings 2019
  2. 2An international community of students and staff from over 150 countries
  3. 3Among the top 50 most international universities in the world 2018 | Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  4. 4A global network of more than 250,000 alumni from 180 countries
  1. 5Joint school with Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) to deliver world-class teaching and research
  2. 6One of the largest study abroad programmes in the UK with more than 400 active exchange agreements in 45 different countries
  3. 7Ranked 70th in the world for graduate employability | QS World Graduate Employability Rankings 2018
  4. 8More than half of our research papers have involved working with international collaborators in the past three years | 2018


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Hai-Sui Yu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: International