University of Bristol

University of Bristol
Latin: Universitas Bristolliensis
MottoLatin: Vim promovet insitam
Motto in English
[Learning] promotes one's innate power (from Horace, Ode 4.4)[1]
TypePublic red brick research university
Established1595 – Merchant Venturers School
1876 – University College, Bristol
1909 – received royal charter
Endowment£91.6 million (2022)[2]
Budget£833.1 million (2021–22)[2]
ChancellorSir Paul Nurse[3]
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Evelyn Welch
VisitorRt Hon. Penny Mordaunt MP
(as Lord President of the Council ex officio) [4]
Academic staff
3,595 (2021/22)[5]
Administrative staff
4,690 (2021/22)[5]
Students31,485 (2021/22)[6]
Undergraduates23,055 (2021/22)[6]
Postgraduates8,425 (2021/22)[6]

51°27′23″N 02°36′16″W / 51.45639°N 2.60444°W / 51.45639; -2.60444
Students' UnionUniversity of Bristol Union
Colours  Pantone 187[7]
AffiliationsRussell Group
Coimbra Group
Worldwide Universities Network
Universities UK
Sutton 13

The University of Bristol is a red brick Russell Group research university in Bristol, England.[8] It received its royal charter in 1909,[9] although it can trace its roots to a Merchant Venturers' school founded in 1595 and University College, Bristol, which had been in existence since 1876.[10]

Bristol is organised into six academic faculties composed of multiple schools and departments running over 200 undergraduate courses, largely in the Tyndalls Park area of the city.[11] The university had a total income of £833.1 million in 2021–22, of which £186.4 million was from research grants and contracts.[2] It is the largest independent employer in Bristol.[12] Current academics include 21 fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 13 fellows of the British Academy, 13 fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 44 fellows of the Royal Society.[13] The University of Bristol's alumni and faulty include 9 Nobel laureates.

Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities,[14] the European-wide Coimbra Group[15] and the Worldwide Universities Network, of which the university's previous vice-chancellor, Eric Thomas, was chairman from 2005 to 2007.[16] In addition, the university holds an Erasmus Charter, sending more than 500 students per year to partner institutions in Europe.[17] It has an average of 6.4 (Sciences faculty) to 13.1 (Medicine & Dentistry Faculty) applicants for each undergraduate place.[18]

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  2. ^ a b c "Financial Statements for the Year to 31 July 2022" (PDF). University of Bristol. p. 42. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  3. ^ "Bristol University". Chancellor's biography. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Institutions for which the President of the Council acts as Visitor". Privy Council Office. Archived from the original on 21 November 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Who's working in HE?".
  6. ^ a b c "Where do HE students study? | HESA".
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  8. ^ "Maps and Guides". The University precinct map. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  9. ^ "The University of Bristol Acts". The University of Bristol Act 1909. Retrieved 13 May 2007.
  10. ^ "Bristol University History". History of the University. Retrieved 13 May 2007.
  11. ^ Bristol, University of. "About our courses - Study at Bristol - University of Bristol".
  12. ^ "Key Facts and Figures". University of Bristol. 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Nobel Prizes and Fellowships". University of Bristol. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Russell Group Our Universities". Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  15. ^ "The Coimbra Group". List of Coimbra Group Members. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2007.
  16. ^ "The Worldwide Universities Network". List of WUN Group Members. Retrieved 14 May 2007.
  17. ^ Bristol, University of. "Our research impact - Research - University of Bristol".
  18. ^ Bristol, University of. "Facts and figures - About the University - University of Bristol".

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