Aberystwyth University

With a proud history dating back to 1872, Aberystwyth University has 9,400 students, including 1,500 postgraduates, across seven Institutes covering seventeen major academic areas. The University employs over 2,000 people and has a turnover of 120m. A leading teaching and research university, Aberystwyth received a Times Higher Education Award in 2014 for Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology. The campus lies next to the National Library of Wales, one of the UK’s 5 copyright libraries. World leading research has been identified in 15 of 16 subject areas according to the results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 and researchers are making strides in tackling global challenges such as energy and food security, the environment. The development of a new Innovation and Enterprise Campus will further facilitate this.

`A world without knowledge is no world at all`. Aberystwyth`s celebrated strengths are the result of the passion and commitment of an exceptional community of people. Our priorities are to enhance and advance our international reputation, based on cutting edge, interdisciplinary research in a broad range of academic disciplines, together with the provision of world class opportunities for learning and teaching which both address global challenges and are responsive to the needs of the local community and of Wales. Aberystwyth University is ambitious, innovative, people-centred, international, community-based, collaborative, open and responsible. Our Strategic Plan commits us to deliver through strategically driven activity to create opportunities, deliver research with excellence that makes an impact, provide teaching that inspires, engage with the world, work in partnership and invest in our future. In order to deliver this we: provide students with learning opportunities of the highest quality and offer a distinctive environment for study; respond to the changing needs of society for skilled, educated and employable graduates; produce high quality research which is internationally acknowledged, responding to intellectual, cultural, social and economic needs; work in partnership to serve the community, the UK, Europe and the wider world; play a full part in the social, cultural and economic development of Wales, including support for the Welsh language.

Foundation year: 1872
Short name: AU
Type: Public
Students: 7080
Faculty: 400
Faculty/Students Ratio: 18:1
Region: Europe
Location: Aberystwyth, Wales