About Us

About Us

The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the University has 22,000 students from more than 178 countries. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance. The University has a strong network with 120,000 alumni from 183 countries around the world. With 4,800 staff from 85 countries, the team at Exeter offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of a global community.

Exeter is the fastest growing and fastest rising research University in the UK and recent breakthroughs include the identification and treatment of new forms of diabetes and the creation of the world's most transparent, lightweight and flexible conductor of electricity. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today and, in order to continue our reputation, we are furthering investment in the research infrastructure.

Exeter was ranked 130th worldwide according to the Times Higher Education 2018 rankings, and is in the top 15 in all major UK league tables. The University recently received TEF gold in the teaching excellence framework 2018 for undergraduate studies and has a 5 star rating from QS.

Exeter has always been among the leaders for student satisfaction. The senior management team has sought to build on this strength by putting student service at the centre of its strategy. The Students' Guild is involved at the earliest stages of strategic planning and given a major role in making spending decisions through a specially created Budget Scrutiny Group. This has led to a remarkable degree of joint thinking and teamwork.

Exeter’s success has been built upon strong foundations of leadership, governance and management, a relentless focus on performance, and a sector leading partnership with its students.

Over the past 10 years Exeter has invested £428 million to grow the University by improving the estates and buildings, focusing on reducing the carbon footprint and improving equipment and infrastructure to support research and teaching.

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