About the University of Hertfordshire

With heritage in Britain’s pioneering aeronautical industry, the University of Hertfordshire has been an innovative force in education for 70 years. Today, we host a thriving community of just under 32,000 students, studying 550 degree options at our two vibrant, inclusive campuses and Bayfordbury Observatory. Our strong relationships with industry and award-winning careers services complement high-quality teaching to ensure Herts' students gain the knowledge and skills they need to match their ambition and succeed.

Our academics are experts in their fields, powered by curiosity and driven to deliver research that’s making a meaningful social and environmental impact in the UK and beyond our shores.

We are ranked in the top 25% of all universities in terms of research impact, and 78% of our research has been ranked ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

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Social Mobility
We're ranked 16th in England for social mobility impact (IFS, 2021)

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Enterprising Ethos
We're one of only 20 universities awarded Enterprise Zone status

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Research Excellence
We're ranked 4th globally for research culture (PRES, 2019)

Herts has been an anchor institution for the regional economy and community since our beginning, providing hundreds of local businesses with the support and facilities they need to learn and grow each year.

We partner with institutions around the world, and welcome more than 11,500 international students from over 140 countries to our UK campus. Our UK-based students are encouraged to take the opportunity to study abroad at one of over 170 universities worldwide.

We support our students, staff and regional businesses alike to consistently reach their full potential. Our people dream big. They stand out and deliver, making a positive impact on their communities – local, national, and across the globe.

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Powering progress in Hertfordshire since 1952...

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