47,000 highly skilled graduates every year
England's East Midlands is home to eight highly acclaimed universities, each with an exceptional reputation. The Universities of Leicester, Nottingham and Loughborough are all ranked in the UK top 20.

Loughborough University is one of the most highly regarded in the country for its engineering expertise, consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK, while The University of Nottingham is world renowned for its medical expertise and is in the top 10 for many scientific disciplines, as well as being first in preclinical medicine.

The groundbreaking research carried out at these institutions changes the way people live and work all over the world, with pioneering developments in transport, medicine, space science, technology and a whole host of other areas. This work has won a host of awards, including two Nobel Prizes since 2003.

Academic-business partnerships
Powerful industry collaborations ensure the benefits of academic breakthroughs get out into the real world, fast. Major international businesses including Rolls-Royce, GlaxoSmithKline, Toyota and JCB, work closely with our universities, making sure powerful new research gives them a real advantage over the competition.

Our reputation as a great place to study means England’s East Midlands consistently gains more students than it loses to other regions. This vibrant student community translates into a pool of over 47,000 highly skilled, sought-after graduates each year, ready to join the region’s businesses. 
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