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Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. Our diverse and welcoming community thrives on exploration and discovery, with a balance of excellent teaching and research, alongside a superb quality of life.

Our commitment to research with real-world benefits has seen us achieve our ambition to be a Top 30 Research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008.

Swansea University has been named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. Now in its sixth year, the Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.


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  1. In the Research Excellence Framework of 2014, Swansea University achieved its ambition to become a UK top 30 research institution.Our REF ranking of 26th was the “biggest leap among research-intensive institutions”, according to Times Higher Education. Now, as the university is in its centenary year in 2020, we have new goals. They are to:
    • Continue our ambitious expansion plans
    • Extend our global reach; and
    • Move closer to becoming one of the world’s top 200 universities.

    In REF 2014* the quality of Swansea’s research was put on a par with or out-performed six Russell Group universities. We were also ranked 22nd for the impact of that research.

    To achieve this we had doubled our world-leading academic researchers over the previous six years, something that has proved central to the stimulating and enriching teaching and student experience provided at Swansea. But it does not stop there.

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