About The University of Manchester
Ranked as one of the world’s best universities, The University of Manchester is almost 200 years old and is a member of the prestigious Russell group of research-intensive universities. With almost 40,000 students, it boasts the largest student community in the UK.
According to the 2022 QS World University Ranking, we are the 27th best university in the world, the 8th best in Europe and the 6th best in the United Kingdom.
We are also ranked 33rd in the world and 6th in the UK in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The University of Manchester has an incredible history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, with 25 Nobel Prize winners having worked or studied here. It is the birthplace of nuclear physics, where Ernest Rutherford first split the atom in 1917.
The world’s first stored-program computer was developed here in 1948, Alan Turing pioneered artificial intelligence during his time at the University and isolating the properties of graphene won our scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.
The University of Manchester has the highest percentage of international students in the UK, as many as 160 nationalities are represented on campus.
Find out more about Manchester's international community, and the support and advice we offer.
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