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University of Manchester
The University of Manchester, a world-renowned comprehensive research university located in Manchester, England, was founded in 1824. It ranks first of the six famous red brick universities in the UK, and is one of the founding members of the Russell Group of leading British research universities. The University of Manchester ranks 27th in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and is one of the top 30 universities in the world. Since its establishment, it has been making remarkable contributions to human society and has 25 Nobel laureates among its current and former students and staff. The University of Manchester is a truly international university with a global reputation for educational level and innovative ability. The students come from 160 countries. The university is divided into three faculties, including the the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Humanities, offering over 400 degrees altogether.
According to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, the University of Manchester ranks first in the UK and eighth in the world, when assessed against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is also worth mentioning that the University of Manchester is the first British university to bring social responsibility into its strategic plan. For a long time, it has been committed to providing sustainable development solutions for global challenges through world-leading scientific research and technology, and continuously exploring and innovating in the field of emerging materials and industrial biotechnology. The University of Manchester has made great contribution to dealing with important issues such as cancer treatment, energy shortage and global inequality.