The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities: globally connected, forward-looking and entrepreneurial. It prides itself on its close work with business and the economic and social impact that follows from its academic excellence.

Despite its relative youth – it was founded in 1965 – Warwick has an acknowledged reputation for world-class research at home and abroad. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of the quality of research in universities 37% of the university’s research was rated as world-leading and a further 50% rated internationally excellent.

It has an annual turnover of more than £510 million and 37% of its academics and 31% of its students are from overseas. The university’s Department of Mathematics hosts one of the UK’s few Fields Medallists, Professor Martin Hairer, an Austrian by birth.

More than 14,700 undergraduates, 8,900 postgraduates and 6,000 staff benefit from studying and working in Warwick’s innovative, research-rich environment. The university also has a huge impact on the West Midlands region where it is based. Just one example is the WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), which has helped to reinvigorate manufacturing industries in the region, brought in significant overseas investment and improved the competitiveness of hundreds of businesses. It won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2009.