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The University of Warwick’s vision is simple – to be a world-class university – one with a dynamic, enterprising approach to solving global challenges; one that enables students to create their place in the world; one that defines the university of tomorrow.
Renowned for its excellence in research and teaching, with a reputation for innovation and well-established links with business and industry the University of Warwick’s vision helps the West Midlands make its mark on the world.
The university has 29 academic departments and over 50 research centres and institutes, in four Faculties:
Located on a 290 hectare campus on the outskirts of Coventry, the University has excellent transport links which provides easy access to students and businesses via rail, road and air. In addition, Warwick has a satellite campus in Wellesbourne and a London base at The Shard in central London.
The University of Warwick is also home to one of the UK’s most successful science parks. A joint venture between the University and the local authorities of Coventry City and Warwickshire, and West Midlands Enterprise the science park houses 85 high technology companies
Warwick was founded with the aim of delivering excellence in research and over the recent decades it has become one of the UK’s leading research universities.
The Universities Global Research Priorities programme addresses some of the most challenging problems facing the world today, providing a platform for multidisciplinary research in 11 key areas of international significance, from food to sustainable cities, energy to innovative manufacturing.
In the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Warwick strengthened its position amongst the UK’s ten best research universities, with its 4* research rising from 21% to 37%, with a total of 87% of the University’s research activity ranked at a Quality level of either 3* or 4*.
With the support of Warwick Ventures, Warwick spinout companies have closed over £25m in the current financial year in investment and grant funding that supports translation of the University’s research into commercial innovations, including £16m into VirionHealth with a novel pan-flu therapeutic.
Warwick has established close collaborations and partnerships with a number of universities, research organisations and institutions around the world.
Warwick has vast experience of working with businesses, both large and small, applying innovative, cutting-edge research to industry challenges, working with global corporates to SMEs and local start-ups.
The university offers four key services to business:
Collaboration – incubation & acceleration programmes, including strategic consultancy and planning.
Facilities & resources – scientific, manufacturing and sports facilities available for hire; corporate event space including Warwick Conferences; and office and laboratory space.
Training & education – a range of part-time and full-time courses for employees; public events, lectures and short courses; and bespoke training programmes with the Universities departments.
Commission research – Warwick enables businesses to tap into its academic strengths and areas of expertise, by commissioning scientific and medical research; or working with the world-renowned Warwick Manufacturing Group.
Broadening its connections, Warwick Business School has opened a base at The Shard in London, making its world-renowned research and executive education even more accessible to the UK capital.
Warwick University offers a wide variety of recruitment services, helping businesses to hire candidates with the skills to meet their organisation’s requirements. The university has a dedicated team to assist companies, whether they’re looking to recruit on a temporary or permanent basis, for entry level graduate positions or senior management roles.
Warwick’s Employer Connect team within the Student Careers and Skills department at the University will help businesses find the Warwick graduates with the right mix of skills for your business. It can advise on the most appropriate strategies and timings to meet recruitment objectives, assisting businesses whether they’re looking to recruit for a large-scale graduate training scheme or a summer placement student, both in the UK and internationally.
The university has also developed SearchHigher, an executive search firm for the Higher Education sector, which addresses the sector’s need for professional, cost-effective senior level recruitment, from one-off senior search assignments to longer term projects to establish senior management teams.