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Brunel University London

Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Public -1966


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History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Brunel University London was founded in 1966 and is a prominent UK university located in the west of London, in Uxbridge. It is a public research university named after Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The university was renamed Brunel University London in August 2014 after it was divided into three major research institutes and three colleges. It is a world-famous college that attracts students from over 150 nations due to its diverse academic offerings, progressive and international orientation, and high teaching standards. The university is accredited by the Association of Commonwealth Universities and European University Association. The university is ranked #368 worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings 2021 whereas it has been placed #351 - 400 as per Times Higher Education University Ranking 2021 Furthermore, the university is ranked as one of the top 400 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2022 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and has also secured #61 position in the Complete University Guide for 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Brunel University London is based around its only campus in Uxbridge. The campus is well-equipped with great facilities and amenities, including a 24-hour library, a modern health club, and well-equipped classrooms and study areas. In addition, the campus is an attraction in itself with restaurants, shops, a bar, and a nightclub. Brunel University London has helped thousands of people establish successful academic and professional careers, equipped with a variety of carefully curated services and course elements with an acceptance rate of 65% - 75%. Sandwich courses are popular at the university, which provides students with the academic, professional, and personal skills they need to succeed in the future. The university is famous for offering majors including Aerospace Engineering, Journalism, Civil Engineering, History, Law, Physiotherapy, Sociology, among several others. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Brunel has been a leader in innovation and advancement, pioneering sandwich degrees and providing students with the academic, professional, and personal skills they need to flourish in the future. The university has also won the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011 along with silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Brunel University London has a long list of distinguished alumni. Lee Mack, a well-known comedian, and Archie Panjabi, a well-known actress, were both linked with Brunel. Tony Adams, Olympic gold winner James Cracknell, and former NBA player Michael Olowokandi are among the noteworthy sports figures that attended the university. Other notable alumni include political theorist Ralph Miliband, Manchester Withington MP John Leech, and Greek politician Anastasios Papaligouras.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Currently, the university has increased its student population from 866 to 14,000. In 2018-19, there were 10,541 undergraduates, 2,768 graduate students, and 583 doctoral students. In 2018-19, a total of 2,581 administrative employees were responsible for the training of 13,892 students. Brunel University offers students a competitive advantage in a global, fast-evolving job market by providing personalised career assistance, regular job fairs and networking opportunities, and closeness to London's IT, financial, and business sectors. Some of the top organizations that offered placements to the students include Heathrow Airport, Network Rail, Leap Stone, BrandPie, Mars, etc. 

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