In 2016, Brunel celebrated 50 years as a university. However, our history can be traced back much further to 1798 through our predecessor colleges of Borough Road College, Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College and the West London Institute of Higher Education and as well as through Acton Technical College then Brunel College.
Brunel University London has a vibrant, rich and dynamic population of staff and students from all over the world. Equality and Diversity strongly underpin our core values outlined within our Strategic Plan.
Brunel University London is responsible for the academic standards and quality of the education that it provides which is consistent with the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England.
- The university is now ranked 23rd globally (5th in the UK) for its ‘International Outlook,’ up to five places last year.
- Overall the university sits comfortably within the world’s top 400 universities.
- The results of REF 2014 lift Brunel to 33rd among the UK’s universities for research power – a ranking that combines the university’s average research quality rating by several submissions – up from 37th in 2008.
- Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students from over 70 countries. Some awards are worth up to £7,500 a year to help partially fund university fees and living costs.