Bangor University was founded in 1884, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. For more than 130 years, students from all over the world have graduated from Bangor and gone on to achieve great success in their chosen careers.
Excellence in teaching and research
Students from all over the world choose Bangor for its excellence in teaching and research.
In the 2014 national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Bangor University achieved a Gold Award - the highest rating possible - for the standard of its teaching. Bangor was the only university in Wales to attain this standard.
In the most recent assessment of the quality of research at UK universities, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than three-quarters of Bangor's research was recognised as either world-leading or internationally excellent.
Support for research activities
The University provides strong support for research activities and actively encourages links with commercial and industrial bodies in the UK and overseas. We aim to be responsive to local and regional needs while maintaining and pursuing international ambitions. To help with these ambitions, the campus has undergone a £20m redevelopment which includes a £10m business and management centre and a new building for environmental sciences.
Working with business and industry
We have also worked with business and industry on the development of Pontio, a £36m Arts and Innovation Centre which includes a theatre, exhibition spaces and a new Students' Union; and high profile projects such as CAST (Centre for Advanced Software Technology) at Parc Menai, Bangor, and the Technium OpTIC at St Asaph Business Park.