Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management. It contains two campuses: the main campus is at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and the second is the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, southwest Oxfordshire. The main campus is unique in the United Kingdom for having a semi-operational airport (Cranfield Airport) on campus. The airport facilities are used by Cranfield University’s own aircraft in the course of aerospace teaching and research.
Cranfield University is recognised worldwide for their research in enhancing natural capital and their work in the science, engineering and management of energy solutions, water and global food systems. What’s more, Cranfield School of Management is one of the most well-respected business schools in Europe and their Master’s in Management course includes a 3 month paid in-company internship.
The academic schools are:
- School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, known as SATM, incorporating the original College of Aeronautics, has a wide range of experimental research facilities for masters and doctoral students and commercial clients;
- School of Management, known as SoM;
- School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood, known as SEEA;
- Cranfield Defence and Security known as CDS, at Shrivenham (formerly the Defence College of Management and Technology/Royal Military College of Science);
Cranfield Health, opened in 2008, was later absorbed into the other schools of the university.