W100 Representative

Corinne EvansDirector of Strategic Communications and Engagement


The University of Bath was founded in 1966 in what is commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK.

More than 50 years on, the University has grown in both size and reputation, highly ranked in all three main national league tables. Awarded Gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework, with an excellent track record on student experience and employability, the university attracts some of the best and brightest students in the world. Engagement with employers remains fundamental to ensuring that its students are prepared for their future careers. University of Bath’s reputation for applied research, with real-world impact, is prized by its partners and highlighted by the numerous prestigious awards won by the university’s academic faculty. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of the university’s submitted research was found to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

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Our roots are in Bath,Our reach is global.

The University of Bath cultivate purposeful international partnerships to enable the university to maximise global opportunities, reach and reputation.

The university offers its students opportunities within most courses to undertake a study period abroad. The university has excellent partners in a variety of countries across the globe,  including Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Canada, and the USA.

They also host the Global Chair scheme, inviting distinguished international visiting professors and building high-profile research and practice partnerships. The University’s Global Chairs contribute to environmental sustainability, climate action, and water security, with research on new materials and technologies, biodiversity, governance, and policy.

Mission and vision

  • Mission
Our Mission endures: to deliver world-class research and teaching, educating our students to become future leaders and innovators, and benefiting the wider population through our research, enterprise and influence.
  • Vision
Our Vision is to be an outstanding and inclusive University community, characterised by excellence in education, research, and innovation, working in partnership with others for the advancement of knowledge, in support of the global common good.

Ranked in the top 10 UK universities

£165M

Research grants and contracts portfolio value

92%

of research defined as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)

In 2021 the University of Bath launched its Bath Beacons initiative supporting a culture of grant capture for large-scale funding to tackle major research challenges, aligned to the University’s priority research themes of Digital; Sustainability; and Health and Wellbeing. Five Beacons have now been approved for the one-year pilot and two early-career researchers have been supported to develop towards a future Beacon. These beacons were:

  • Sustainable and automated transport research
  • Living well now and by 2050
  • Future fuels: hydrogen and its carriers
  • Augmented human
  • 21st century public health

University of Bath performed strongly in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Ninety-two per cent (92%) of University of Bath research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 achieved the two highest classifications of ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

In addition, 90% of the University’s research outputs (e.g. journal articles, books, and patents) was rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its reach and significance. In terms of having an environment that supports research, 98% of submitted research activity was graded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.


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