11 Facts About Aberystwyth University


Aberystwyth University is a public research university in Aberystwyth, Wales.

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The Department for International Politics, which Aberystwyth University says is the oldest such department in the world, was founded in 1919.

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In 2007, Aberystwyth University established the subject as a "Centre for Applied Psychology" within the Department of International Politics.

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The university opened an international campus in Mauritius in 2016 operating as Aberystwyth University and registered with the Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius, but closed it to new enrolments two years later due to low enrolment numbers.

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Aberystwyth University owns several houses, such as Penglais Farmhouse and flats in Waun Fawr, which are let on an Assured Shorthold Tenure to students with families.

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Aberystwyth University is placed in the UK's top 50 universities in the main national rankings.

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Times Higher Education World Aberystwyth University Rankings placed it in the 301—350 group for 800 university rankings, compared with 351—400 the previous year, and the QS World Aberystwyth University Rankings placed it at the 432nd position for 2019, compared with 481—490 of the previous year.

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Aberystwyth University was rated in the top ten of UK higher education institutions for overall student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey .

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Aberystwyth University was shortlisted in four categories in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards .

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Aberystwyth University has been awarded the Silver Award under the Corporate Health Standard, the quality mark for workplace health promotion run by Welsh Government.

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Aberystwyth University has been awarded an Athena SWAN Charter Award, recognising commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research.

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