University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions with an annual turnover of £410 million, including £150 million for research. Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising the leading research universities in the UK.
A truly international institution, the University has 27,000 students and 175,000 alumni in 182 countries. Its global focus has led the institution to establish a university in the World Heritage city of Suzhou near Shanghai, in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University – a top 10 university in China. Representing a new model for a British operation in Higher Education in China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is based in Suzhou Industrial Park – one of Asia’s most successful business parks and a hub for foreign investors, attracting 3,300 international organisations, including 84 Fortune 500 companies.
The University is popular with students from all over the world, and there are currently more than 2,000 students from 112 countries studying at Liverpool.
Liverpool offers much more than a high quality degree and we are proud that our students benefit from a vibrant research environment with excellent teaching facilities as well as first rate careers guidance and a wealth of extra-curricular activities. The University’s global focus ensures its programmes are underpinned by international research with opportunities for students to learn a language and study abroad as part of their programme.
Performance indicators set by the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 93% of graduates from the University are in employment or further study. The University ensures Liverpool can offer a strong talent pool of young professionals. JP Morgan Chase cites the city’s strong talent pool as a key reason for its decision set up the headquarters of its business arm, JP Morgan Invest in the city.
£2.5 million is being invested in paid internships for new graduates giving them valuable work experience. Work placements with Fortune 500 companies at Suzhou Industrial Park in China are also available to students, with pastoral support provided by XJTLU.
Many Liverpool graduates have gone on to occupy senior positions in business and public life both within the UK and internationally. These include: Dr Sanjay Jha, CEO and Chairman of Motorola Motability; CH Tung, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, now Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; and Lewis Booth, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motor Company;
The University continues to invest in key aspects of the student experience. The University is investing £600 million in its teaching, research and residential estate over a 10-year period. This includes a £45 million accommodation block at the city centre campus, which opened to students in 2012. The teaching environment for science-based subjects has already being transformed with an investment of £25 million in state-of-the-art centralised teaching laboratories.
The University is also planning to invest £32 million in teaching facilities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, £7.5 million in an extension to the Management School and £9 million in a refurbishment of its Guild of Students.
Associated with no fewer than eight Nobel Laureates, the University is recognised for its high quality teaching and research. In the UK Government’s most recent research assessment exercise, in 38 out of 43 units the University’s academics attained quality recognised as internationally excellent in terms of significance and rigour. A total of 53% of research staff were ranked in the highest categories of 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent) for their research in the assessment which also saw Liverpool ranked second in the UK for Materials Science. A total of 70% of research in this area was judged to be in the 4* and 3* categories.
The first phase of the University’s proposed £70 million scientific research facility – which will ultimately accommodate more than 600 researchers in state-of-the art laboratories – has recently been completed. The facility provides an inter-disciplinary research environment to enable researchers to contribute more effectively to the major health challenges of the 21st Century.
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