The University of Sunderland is an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support that sits at the heart of one of the UK’s most up-and-coming cities. We have strong industry links and work closely with some of the world’s leading companies.
Our Faculty of Business and Law is recognised worldwide; with students from over 70 countries and a presence on Four continents, we are playing a major role in preparing tomorrow’s leaders for long and successful careers.
The university has been providing higher education in the city since 1901. We are:
Ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2014: League Table for Business and Management Studies
Shortlisted for University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2012)
We believe that employability is at the heart of the university experience, and this is underpinned by the drive to develop six key attributes in our graduates: capability, an enquiring mind, creativity, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook.
Established in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence that continues to this day. It is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the United Kingdom.
Bangor University has over 11,000 students and over 650 teaching staff based in 23 Academic Schools grouped into five Colleges. Over half of the departments assessed to date have achieved the top rating of ‘excellent’, and Bangor Business School has been rated no.1 in the UK for the quality of research conducted by staff in the field of Accounting and Finance. Bangor University was placed amongst the world’s top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education World University rankings 2012-2013.
Bangor Business School at Bangor University is a leading teaching and research focused business school offering a full range of disciplines from undergraduate to doctoral level. We have been described as ‘The School that means Business’ and as a ‘Centre of Specialised Excellence’.
Students worldwide are attracted to Bangor Business School by our reputation for high quality and expertise, particularly in the area of Banking and Financial Services, in which Bangor is a leading European centre and home to one of the largest PhD schools of any business school in the UK. Staff research papers and articles are published regularly in leading journals and their books published to a worldwide audience.
In recent years, staff have conducted high level consultancy work including major policy studies for many leading organisations like the European Commission, The World Bank and the UK Treasury.
As of October 2013 Bangor Business School is amongst the top 15 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking. In the RePEc rankings, a division of the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Bangor ranked ahead of Universities such as Harvard Business School and Princeton. It also retained its place as the highest ranking UK institution, ahead of Oxford University and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.
Originally founded as Constantine College, the institution was officially opened by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, on 2 July 1930. The college became a polytechnic in 1969; and in 1992, the Privy Council gave approval to Teesside, to become a university.
University status led to greater emphasis on expansion. New degrees attracted students from further afield and helped Teesside gain an international reputation in niche markets.