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United in Manchester International Summer School

Notice board covered in postcards depicting views of the campus and the city.

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 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, we are the 34th best university in the world, the 8th best in Europe and the 6th best in the UK.


We were also ranked 80th in the world, 7th in Europe and 3rd in the UK in the 2018 Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative 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.

Discover Manchester

While in Manchester you will discover more about why it is the world’s first industrial city and changed the world but also why it continues to create a world fit for your future.