University of Bristol

Logo University of BristolFounded in 1876, the University of Bristol employs over five thousand staff, has over sixteen thousand students and has an annual income of £408 million. The university is consistently ranked in the world’s top 75 by the Times Higher Education, due its all round excellence in research and teaching. The faculty of Science is the largest within the university, with over 800 staff and around 4000 students and is currently ranked third among all UK universities for the quality of its research output. Within the faculty, the School of Biological Sciences currently has 95% of its research output rated as “internationally important” and over 50% is rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. The School is to be re-housed in a state of the art £54 million new building in January 2014, which will provide an outstanding environment for the proposed research. The new building will house the current Genomics facility in addition to the universities proteomics centre and will bring together experts in genomics and bioinformatics from across the current science faculty. The university provides high performance computing support via the bluecrystal supercomputer facility, ranked 86th in the world at its launch and being upgraded in 2013 to maintain its leading position.