Swansea University Information
The Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe) is located in the city of the same name in the country of Wales. It was chartered in 1920 as the University College of Swansea and named as the fourth college of the University of Wales system. The institution changed it’s name to the University of Wales Swansea in 1996 and followed the structural changes made within the University of Wales system. In September 2007, the new title of Swansea University was formally recognized when the University of Wales become a non-membership confederal institution and the other prior members became universities in their own right.
The institution is Wales’ third largest university in terms of number of students. It was granted its own degree awarding authorities in 2005, in preparation for any possible changes that were to later occur with the University of Wales.
The Swansea university campus is located in the grounds of Singleton Park, which is located next to the coast at the north of Swansea Bay and east of the Gower Peninsula.
Cardiff and Swansea University are the two rivals in the Welsh version of the Oxbridge sporting events, an annual varsity match, which includes The Welsh Boat Race as well as the Welsh Varsity rugby match.
Swansea University is a highly intensive institution with over 52 Centres of Research. The Research Assessment Exercise rankings for Swansea in 2008 showed a doubling of the amount of internationally excellent research, resulting in the rising ranking of Swansea University of 13 places from 2001 to 2008. Around 50% of all research was evaluated as either internationally excellent or world-leading research.
Some of Swansea University’s notable alumni includes Jonathan Asbridge, the first president of the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council; Sylvia Heal, served as the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons; Arun Midha, a British academic; Hywel Francis, a Welsh Labour Party politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberavon; and Charlie Williams, an English writer. Jonathan Asbridge, the first president of the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council; Sylvia Heal, served as the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons; Arun Midha, a British academic; Hywel Francis, a Welsh Labour Party politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberavon; and Charlie Williams, a writer.
University of Wales Swansea Address
The Swansea University address is located at:
Wales, United Kingdom
Swansea University Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: Gweddw crefft heb ei dawn. English: Technical skill is bereft without culture
Formely known as the University of Wales Swansea
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
403 to 510
|UK Rank (Sunday Times)||
|European Rank (Jiaotong)||
173 to 208
Swansea University Facts
|Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)||
|Faculty / Staff||
ACU, EUA, University of Wales