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An inspirational centre of learning

Our aim is to support our students as they become highly employable, creative, and culturally rich graduates, with the capacity to find employment that will enable them to be agents for change in a connected world.

World-class teaching and learning

Strong international student community

Institution-wide commitment to widening participation

The Liverpool advantage

Associated with nine Nobel Laureates, the University is recognised for its high-quality teaching and research. Our research collaborations extend worldwide and address many of the grand challenges facing mankind today.

Research powerhouse

  • Collaborations with 1,300 external organisations
  • An internationally renowned Russell Group university
  • Associated with 9 Nobel Prize winners
  • 91% of research is world leading or internationally excellent.

Leading progress

Spanning all faculties

Sharing expertise

  • 14 Doctoral Training Centres
  • 100+ Postgraduate Research opportunities
  • Major research networks
  • Continuous professional development programmes
  • Strong links with industry, community and government
  • Dedicated business and consultancy services.

A thrilling world city 

The University is driving the city’s knowledge economy through close collaboration with fellow universities, industry and the NHS, helping the Liverpool City Region compete in the global business world.


Heart and soul

  • 445,000 population
  • 80 languages spoken at home
  • UK's oldest Chinese community
  • Six in ten graduates remain in the city

Knowledge economy

  • Three universities
  • Home of 50,000+ students
  • 36,000+ active businesses
  • Projected 15% growth in knowledge economy by 2022

Arts and culture

On every continent 

The University is a globally-focused institution with partnerships throughout the world, including research institutes, universities, governments and industrial organisations.

Our sustainable University 

The University is working in partnerships both locally and globally to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals, harnessing our strengths in research and education to drive forward the solutions and cultural change needed to move to a sustainable future.

"Our vision is to be a connected, global University at the forefront of knowledge leadership."

- Vice-Chancellor,  Professor Dame Janet Beer

Our organisation


  • Professor Colm Tóibín

President of the Council

  • Carmel Booth BA, FCA

Vice-President of the Council

  • Dr Paul Johnson BSc, PhD


Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellors


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

  • Professor Youmin Xi BSc, MEng, PhD

Director of Finance

Director of People and Services

Director of Legal and University Secretary