About the University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities
in the UK, and was ranked within the top 30 universities in the world in the QS
World University rankings 2013. Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of
UK research-intensive universities, and a member of the Worldwide
Universities Network, a grouping of research-led institutions of international

The Research Excellence Framework 2014, which assessed the quality of the
research at every UK university, ranked Bristol among the country’s top
research institutions. Thirty-six per cent of the University’s research received
the top 4* rating, defined by the Higher Education Funding Council for
England as ‘world leading’. This is six per cent above the sector average,
placing Bristol 10th in the Russell Group.

The University is a major force in the economic, social and cultural life of
Bristol and the region, but is also a significant player on the world stage. It has
over 15,000 undergraduates and nearly 6,000 postgraduate students from
more than 100 countries, and its research links span the globe.

Eleven Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel Prizes

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