The University has been providing higher education in the city since 1901. The key to this longevity is its ability to adapt to change - something that former Education Secretary Estelle Morris highlights:

"The University is extremely good at adapting - constantly seizing new agendas and changing with society...when new ideas are announced academia trails in their wake, taking too long to adjust but Sunderland takes its opportunities and leads the field."

This approach has led to many awards and we are regularly asked to pilot new Government initiatives and projects.

We're proud to be one the best 'new' universities in the UK for the overall quality, quantity and range of research. Our links with business and industry are also strong. We have close working relationships with some of the world's leading blue-chip companies.UoS