History of University Of Reading
Established in 1929 in the UK, the University of Reading has been inspiring minds, pushing academic boundaries and leading social change for more than 90 years. These 90 years mark the excellence of this university not only in terms of education but also in the type of rich community it has created. The University was founded in 1892 as a University College, Reading, a University of Oxford extension college. In 1926, the college was granted the authority to offer its own degrees by royal charter from King George V, making it the only university to do so between the two world wars. The university is commonly referred to as a red brick university, owing to its 19th-century origins. Welcoming staff and students from all over the world, it is home to more than 23,000 students. The programs offered by this university are accredited by professional, statutory and regulatory bodies, such as, some of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The QS World University Rankings data ranked the University of Reading at #202 place and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking places it between #201-250 bracket for the year 2022. Furthermore, the university also ranks #36 in the Complete University Guide University League Tables 2022 and #61 in the Guardian's the best UK universities 2022 – rankings.
The University of Reading has three award-winning campuses in the UK, namely, the Whiteknights campus, the London Road campus and the Greenlands campus. Apart from this, it also has two overseas campuses, the University of Reading’s Malaysia campus and Henley Business School South Africa. Starting from stir-fries to great pub lunches, all its campus offers fun-filled and great places where one can find a wide variety of food. Since 2016, the university has been divided into 16 academic schools. In September 2009, the university announced a restructure that will combine all of the academic schools under three faculties: the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and Henley Business School. The programs offered here give you a very vast range to choose from from Pure and Applied Sciences to Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Arts.