Manchester University-World Top 40 Universities

The University of Manchester was created by the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester (Founded in 1880) and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST, Founded in 1824) on 1 October 2004.

The university has four academic faculties - Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Life Sciences, and Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.

Manchester is one of the highest ranked and popular universities in England. It has great international reputation in teaching and research, with 37 subjects scored a top 5 to 5* rating (12 of which was rated 5*) in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2001) conducted by the British Government.

In 2008 the university is ranked as one of the Top 40 Institutions globally by Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities and in the same year it is ranked in the Top 30 by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).

According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009, it is ranked 26th in the world.

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