Bangor University • Wales, United Kingdom
Bangor University was founded in 1884, hence has a long tradition of academic excellence. The university is based in Bangor, which is a city in the county of Gwynedd in North Wales. The location has been described as the best university setting in the UK. The campus is close to the mountains and the sea. Before becoming independent in 2007, Bangor University was part of the University of Wales. At the moment, about 11 000 students are enrolled in programmes at Bangor University. The body of staff is made up of 650 teaching staff within 22 Academic Schools. In 2014. the school was ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Also, the results of the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2017) show that Bangor is among the top 10 universities for student satisfaction in the UK. The University consists of five colleges that house twenty-two academic schools and fifty specialist research centres. Bangor delivers undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time courses. All of those are taught by high-level professional in their field of expertise. The university offers hundreds of courses in the fields of the arts and the sciences and humanities.