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Business investment in Coventry

Two leading universities

Coventry prides itself on academic excellence having two leading universities. Their enviable education facilities ensure a strong pipeline of world-class talent for businesses to draw upon and with two internationally renowned universities producing 55,000 students, its not difficult to see why the area appeals to industry.

Coventry University 

Coventry University has established an academic presence with expertise in design, health and digital media, as well as automotive engineering with close links to industry. The university is recognised internationally for the world-leading calibre of its engineering and design graduates, as well as its focus on multidisciplinary applied research. It has also received the following awards and accolades:

  • University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • The country’s top modern university for seven consecutive years (Guardian University Guide 2013-2019)
  • Coventry University is ranked 13th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • 97% of graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation (DLHE Survey 2015/16)
  • Ranked top 10 across 12 subject areas (Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • For three straight years were voted Modern University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014-2016)
  • Help more students travel internationally than any other UK university (HESA 2015/16, published 2017)
  • 87% overall positive student satisfaction at Coventry University compared to 84% UK average (National Student Survey 2017)
  • Top 200 in the world in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2017)

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/awards/

Coventry University strengths include:

University of Warwick 

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s top 10 universities, acknowledged for excellence in research, teaching and innovation. With 4,000 graduates a year, it is the most targeted university by top employers. This globally renowned institution includes a variety of facilities all bringing together business and education to create a unique resource for research and development. 

UK rankings:

  • Top 10 - Warwick graduates in top 10 for highest earnings in over a dozen subjects in the 2018 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset
  • 8th - The Guardian 2019, published May 2018 https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_ranked_8th
  • 8th - The Guardian 2018, published May 2017
  • 9th - The Complete University Guide 2019, published April 2018
  • 9th - The Times and The Sunday Times 2018, published September 2017
  • 8th - The Complete University Guide 2018, published April 2017
  • 3rd most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers - The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research Ltd. 
  • Global rankings:
  • 19th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Most International University 
  • Top 100 (in the 81-90) in the THE World Reputation rankings 
  • 54th in the QS World Ranking for 2019 
  • 4th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings - 2018

Ten subjects in the world’s top 50, with one in the top 20 - The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, March 2017

Coventry as the 39th best student city in the world, and 5th in the UK - QS Best Student Cities index, February 2017

  • 19th of the world's most international universities - THE (Times Higher Education) World's Most International Universities 2017, February 2017
  • 57th in the world overall - QS World University Rankings 2017-18, published September 2017
  • 31st most international university in the world - Times Higher Education most international universities 2017 

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