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For advancement of learning and ennoblement of life

This has been our mission since the University was founded in 1881. To this day, these values focus our efforts as we strive to achieve our ambitions and tackle the grand challenges of the age.

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

Award-winning widening participation

  • UK Leader in widening participation
  • Working with 10,000 students annually
  • Hundreds of annual scholarships for young people
  • 3,000+ primary pupils reached by Professor Fluffy
  • Every year 160 undergraduates are employed by the University.

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
  • 81% of research rated world leading and internationally excellent.

Sharing expertise

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
  • UK's fastest growing city outside London.

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

- Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer

Our organisation

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Full correspondence address

University of Liverpool
The Foundation Building
Liverpool
United Kingdom
L69 7ZX

Chancellor

  • Professor Colm Tóibín

Pro-Chancellor

  • Vacant

President of the council

  • The Earl of Derby DL

Vice-President of the council

  • Christopher Graham

Lay Officer

  • Vacant

Lay Officer

  • Dr Andrew Scott MA, DPhil

Vice-Chancellor

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Pro-Vice-Chancellors

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

  • Professor Youmin Xi BSc, MEng, PhD