Wikigender University: The University of Manchester
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The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester was formed from the merger of Manchester Institute of Research and Technology (UMIST) and Victoria University in 2004. It is the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom, with around 40.000 students coming from 154 countries http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/why-manchester/multicultural/. The University of Manchester is a member of the University Research Associationhttp://www.ura-hq.org/universities/index.html, the Russel Group of British research universitieshttp://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/our-universities/3781-university-of-manchester/ and the N8 Group http://www.n8research.org.uk/.
In the 2014 Academic Ranking of the World, Manchester is ranked 38th in the world and 5th in the UK http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2014.html. Manchester is ranked 30th in the world and 8th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings 2014/2015 http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2014#sorting=rank+region=+country=+faculty=+stars=false+search=.
From the first modern computer to the ground-breaking work on graphene, Manchester has a distinguished tradition of success in learning and research that stretches back over 180 years. The University has 25 Nobel Prize winners among its former and current staff and students, in a range of subjects from Botany to Economic Sciences to Physicshttp://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/why-manchester/history-excellence/. The notable nobel laureates include, Ernst Rutherford (1908), Arthur Lewis (1979), and Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov (2010).
Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM)
The Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) is the UK’s largest university-based postgraduate centre specialising in international development. Each year IDPM attracts hundreds of students from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/idpm/postgraduatetaught/ IDPM hosts several major centres for research in key areas of development policy, each of which has established links with governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs and other distinguished research institutions. http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/idpm/research/centres/