University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire is a public research university in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The university is based largely in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Its antecedent institution, Hatfield Technical College, was founded in 1952 and was identified as one of 25 Colleges of Technology in the United Kingdom in 1959. In 1992, Hatfield Polytechnic was granted university status by the British government and subsequently renamed University of Hertfordshire. From the time it was awarded university status, Hertfordshire’s enrollment has steadily increased. As of 2013, it has 25,130 students and 2,358 staff, 812 of which are academic members of staff. It has more than 5,200 international students and a global network of more than 160.000 alumni. Hertfordshire is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities and University Alliance
The University is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.
Recognition and articulation agreements have been put in place with a number of colleges and universities, both locally and internationally, that facilitate student progression to University of Hertfordshire programmes after completion of qualifications at a range of partner institutions.
We work closely with a number of key and long-standing partners that help the University of Hertfordshire fulfil its strategic aims and its commitment to create a global college for the next generation of graduates.
More than 50 per cent of Hertfordshire’s academic staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, recognising their commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning. The University’s School of Pharmacy has been awarded full Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain accreditation. The University of Hertfordshire is recognised as one of the top twenty universities in the world to study animation. According to Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2012–13 93.2 per cent of its full-time, first degree UK graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating.
Four of the University’s schools achieved scores of 98 per cent: physics; astronomy and mathematics; health and social work; law and education. The survey, conducted by the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), revealed in its UK Performance Indicators for Employment 2013/14 that the University of Hertfordshire has climbed 30 places in the past year and is now ranked 35th out of 152 universities in the UK.
Over the past two years it has risen an impressive 75 places in the rankings. Hertfordshire is also ranked in the top two universities in the east of England region for employability, second only to Cambridge. In 2015, it has been revealed by the Times Higher Education that the University of Hertfordshire ranks 49th among the best British universities chosen by major employers.