University of Reading

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1892 as University College, Reading, a University of Oxford extension college. The institution received the power to grant its own degrees in 1926 by royal charter from King George V and was the only university to receive such a charter between the two world wars. The university is usually categorised as a red brick university, reflecting its original foundation in the 19th century.

Reading has four major campuses. In the United Kingdom, the campuses on London Road and Whiteknights are based in the town of Reading itself, and Greenlands is based on the banks of the River Thames, Buckinghamshire. It also has a campus in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia. The university has been arranged into 16 academic schools since 2016. The annual income of the institution for 2016–17 was £275.3 million of which £35.4 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £297.5 million.

In worldwide rankings, Reading is ranked 195th by QS World University Rankings 2020, 201-250 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 and 90th by CWTS Leiden Ranking 2020. 98% of the university’s research is labelled as ‘internationally recognised’, 78% as ‘internationally excellent and 27% as ‘world leading’. It was the first university to win a Queen’s Award for Export Achievement, in 1989. In 2019 it was reported that the university was within the top 100 employers for LGBT+ people.

RegionCentral Europe
CountryUnited Kingdom
European University Rankings122
Central European University Rankings100
National University Rankings29
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University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, England RG6 6BT, United Kingdom

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