The University of Reading was founded in 1892 as an extension of University College, Oxford. After receiving it's own charter in 1926, Reading has developed into successful research intensive institution, with a global reach. As a research intensive institution, students will benefit from close collaboration with world leading researchers in a wide variety of fields. The University of Reading consists of three campuses in the UK (Whiteknights, Greenlands, and London Road) with the majority of programs being hosted at the Whiteknights campus. It also has satellite campuses in South Africa and Malaysia. Currently there are over 19,000 students attending the University of Reading from around the world, from more than 150 different countries.
Why the University of Reading?
- Campus: The main campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, so there are plenty of places to relax during the day. It has won nine consecutive Green Flag awards, recognizing it as one of Britain's top green spaces. It is a thriving community and features the Students' Union, places to eat and one of the UK's best student clubs.
- Facilities: The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during term time, and gives you access to more than 1 million books a fully equipped IT suite group discussion spaces quiet and silent areas. The Library goes beyond Google and provides 24/7 online access to academic resources. Additionally, many programs benefit from onsite labs and local industry partnerships to provide practical learning experiences for students.
- Culture: Students will benefit from Reading's diverse international community, and vibrant cultural scene. The town of Reading hosts one of the UK's largest music festivals, and is only 25 minute trip to London.