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  • Ranked in the top 1%

    According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013–14

About us

The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. We are a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

The University was established in 1892, received its Royal Charter in 1926, and has developed into a leading force in British and international higher education.

We deliver a world-class student experience, research-led teaching and our graduate employability record is excellent. The numbers of our students going on to higher level study is well above the national average.

The University continues to evolve, reflecting an ever-changing world, which drives the development of our areas of research excellence and strength. We are leading the way in multidisciplinary work in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, housed in a new £17 million centre, for example.

We are committed to maintaining a supportive, challenging and high-quality experience for students and staff alike and to preserving the heritage and beauty of some of the most beautiful university campuses in the UK.

If you are considering joining us at Reading as a member of staff or student you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

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