Brunel is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London. Now over 40 years old, our mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by our namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The name of Brunel University has become as well-known and respected in engineering circles as was the name of Isambard Kingdom Brunel a hundred years ago. Both reputations are well deserved, reflecting outstanding technical competence, creativity and commitment which have resulted in important advances in science and knowledge benefiting the lives of countless people. However, today, Brunel University's influence extends far beyond the fields of engineering, science and technology, which were its traditional strengths. A long succession of developments and mergers has brought the University from modest beginnings to a major force on the UK higher education scene.
The student community includes an international student contingent some 1,600 strong, drawn from 110 countries. Most of them return home as Brunel graduates to practise their professions and spread the good name of Brunel around the world. Just as I K Brunel opened up new horizons for the Victorians through his engineering innovations and applications, so Brunel University has allowed successive generations to expand their professional and educational horizons, by creating opportunities for students to acquire and apply new knowledge to explore new areas of research and to extend the scope of their involvement in the country's creative and economic future. Since the 1960s the name of Brunel University has been synonymous with the provision of high quality academic programmes which meet the needs of the real world and contribute in a very practical way to progress in all walks of life. The story of the creation and development of Brunel University has been one of continual growth while at the same time remaining true to its heritage.
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