International Exeter

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The River Exe, in the heart of the breathtaking English countryside, serves a city with over
two thousand years of recorded history.
The river brought trade, culture and knowledge from around the world. As the city grew in
size so it grew in importance, becoming the Roman centre of South-West England.
Developing further, from the 11th century, around the Cathedral and the Guildhall.
Home to important figures through history, the echoes of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis
Drake can still be found today in this city, described by Daniel Defoe as “rich, beautiful
and populous”
The city is Exeter.
Exeter has emerged a modern, vibrant, dynamic city proud of its cultural heritage and links
to the rest of the world.
The Norman Cathedral still lies at the heart of the city; the Medieval Guildhall is still
used for its original purpose some 900 years later.
But today the river serves a different purpose and the city relies on international trade
of a different sort - the knowledge economy.
And at the heart of this new trade is the University of Exeter.
Established in 1855, the University of Exeter has grown into one of the finest research
institutions, not just in Great Britain but in the World.
From the Victorian grandeur of the original campus to the sleek modern architecture of
the 21st Century, the University offers world class facilities across its three campuses
in Devon and Cornwall.
Ranked in the top 1% of the World’s universities, Exeter provides an outstanding international
experience for both faculty and students.
Hosting over 4,000 international students from 130 different countries and over 500
international staff.
And as it becomes more international at home, so the University reaches out to academic
communities across the globe.
Representative Offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Bangalore foster collaborative partnerships
Research at the University of Exeter focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing
mankind today.
Working in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, the University of Exeter Business School
offers the ‘One Planet MBA’ – the only one of its kind in the world.
With 90% of its research independently rated as ‘internationally recognised’, and a
huge variety of courses offered at every level, Exeter’s strengths cover both the humanities
and science.
The globally recognised Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies investigates the history,
politics and economies of the Middle East.
With world leading research in climate change prediction and adaptation, our scientists
work closely with their counterparts at the city-based Met Office.
By predicting the effect of climate change on ecosystems, and developing technology to
combat the threat, Exeter scientists are influencing public policy around the world.
The impact of our research into Cardio-Vascular Disease, Type I Diabetes and Malaria testing
at the Peninsula Medical School benefits millions of individuals, families and communities.
And at the University of Exeter you live and work at the gateway to the extraordinary South-West
of England.
with a mild climate, access to golden beaches, historic harbours, beautiful coastline and
an unrivalled array of sports, recreation and leisure activities on your door-step.
Whatever you enjoy.
Whether it’s biking the extensive cycle trails, hiking the beautiful countryside or
exploring the breathtaking cliffs of the coastline.
The University of Exeter has something for everybody
Because life is about balance.
Our uniquely situated campuses and wide social network of clubs and teams give everyone the
opportunity to try something new, in the company of friends.
And our research programmes also offer opportunities to study the environment you inhabit.
The University of Exeter’s groundbreaking Wave Hub project is paving the way to capture
sustainable energy from the world’s oceans.
Our three campuses feature both botanical gardens and state of the art research facilities.
Exeter is expanding and modernising. Positioning itself as a premier destination for international
learning, a centre of academic excellence to rival the very best.
We’ve undergone a £400 million expansion and, much like the surrounding city, are meeting
the demands of the 21st century head-on.
The city of Exeter serves as an international air hub for the South-West, just over 2 hours
by train from London with high-speed links to Europe and the rest of the world.
Now a thriving modern centre for business, technology and the arts, offering a dynamic
social scene with plenty to choose from, whoever you are and whatever you enjoy. Exeter is
less a city and more a way of life.
As the river once brought the city to the world so the University now brings the world
to the city.
So come and see for yourself, wherever you are.
International Exeter.