University of Bath

The University of Bath is a public university located in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following the Robbins Report. Like the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, Bath can trace its roots to the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College, established in Bristol as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Venturers. The university’s main campus is located on Claverton Down, a site overlooking the city of Bath, and was purpose-built, constructed from 1964 in the modernist style of the time.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 32% of Bath’s submitted research activity achieved the highest possible classification of 4*, defined as world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. 87% was graded 4*/3*, defined as world-leading/internationally excellent. The annual income of the institution for 2017–18 was £287.9 million of which £37.0 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £283.1 million.

As of 2019, in national rankings the university is currently placed 6th according to The Guardian, 9th in the Complete University Guide and 11th by the Times/Sunday Times. Internationally it is placed in the top 400 by the 2016 ARWU and has featured in the top 300 in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 THE World University Rankings. In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 the university was awarded the title of “Best Campus University in Britain”. and in 2012 the title of ‘University of the Year 2011/12’.

The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, the European Quality Improvement System, the European University Association, Universities UK and GW4.

RegionCentral Europe
CountryUnited Kingdom
Established1885
StatusPublic
Students16220
European University Rankings102
Central European University Rankings87
National University Rankings25
Official Websitehttps://www.bath.ac.uk/

University Highlights

European University Rankings
YearOverallTeaching qualityResearch EmploymentСitationInternationalizationInnovationInfrastructureOpinions of employersIncomeEducational potential
202081,15712,90712,89110,32210,0018,9077,8348,6944,5032,3532,745
201989,30913,77913,55911,77710,89910,6258,9448,9824,7843,1742,786
201889,25913,67913,67811,89110,89710,6368,9248,9564,7663,1542,678
201789,14713,67913,57311,78710,89710,6368,9238,9554,7653,1532,779
201689,13513,67813,57311,78210,89410,6428,9258,9524,7623,152,777
201589,04313,67713,56811,77510,88710,6338,9178,9454,7473,1052,789
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University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, England BA2 7JP, United Kingdom

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