Coventry is an evolving and innovative university with a growing reputation for excellence in education. Independent surveys show that we provide a caring and supportive environment, enriched by a unique blend of academic expertise and practical experience.
Three words set us apart - employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Coventry University was 'Highly Commended' in the Entrepreneurial University of the Year category at the Times Higher Awards 2008.
Our aim is to keep on improving. We're investing heavily in developing our state-of-the-art facilities with £160m earmarked for improvements over the next ten years.
And by seeking to enhance the strong vocational emphasis of our courses and bolstering our links with the very best industry organisations, we're firmly focussed on preparing students for successful futures.
Research Excellence at Coventry University
Coventry University combines a broad base of academic excellence and expertise with a focus on applied research - innovation, knowledge transfer and service provision. This established research culture underpins teaching and a range of exciting opportunities for students taking higher degrees. It also enhances external community interaction and our status as a successful, business-facing university
Grand Challenges Initiatives
Research is fundamental to the development of humanity. Higher education has a critical role to play in helping to overcome the major challenges society continues to encounter now and in the future.
Six key global issues – the Grand Challenges – have been identified where applied research is needed and where the University’s expertise can have a significant impact.
These research areas offer massive opportunities for staff, students and partners of the University to collaborate on projects. Interdisciplinary activity across the University's departments and faculties will be encouraged to involve a broad range of expertise and strengthen results.
These initiatives will enable the University to work more closely with external partners, enhance the student experience, build its reputation for high quality research and, most importantly, address grand challenges on a global scale.