The University of Hull: changing the world and changing lives since 1927
It’s been 90 years since we first opened our doors to students and we’ve earned our reputation for providing high-quality education and carrying out life-changing research.
We’re 'the friendly university’ that puts students at the heart of everything we do - over 96% of our graduates go on to work or further study within six months.
A history set in stone
The University of Hull was founded in 1927 – originally as University College Hull. The foundation stone was laid the following year by the Duke of York (later King George VI, of The King's Speech fame) and we opened for business with 39 students and 14 departments. We’ve come a long way - the University now has more than 16,000 students and around 2,500 employees, including more than 1000 academic staff.
Building for the future
We’re committed to providing our students with top-class facilities and an ideal environment in which to live and learn. As part of this student experience focus, our£200-million campus investment is coming to fruition. This includes a £28-million health campus, new luxury student accommodation and the £9.5-million renovation of Middleton Hall into a high-quality performance venue and cinema space. This builds on the completion of the £28m investment in the award-winning Brynmor Jones library facility, opened in 2015.
Our work improves lives globally. Every day. Revolutionary research conducted at the University of Hull led to the development of liquid crystal display (LCD) screens used in TVs, laptops, phones and tablets. The ground-breaking technology behind bone density scanners (used to detect osteoporosis) and ‘lab-on-a-chip’ microdevice technology became possible by the ingenuity and passion of the University’s world-leading experts.
Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chains to slavery. Every piece of thought-provoking, game-changing work does positive things for our community, our environment and our future.
In the 2014 national Research Excellence Framework (REF), 62% of our research was judged to be internationally excellent.
The Logistics Institute
The University’s Logistics Institute is a world class centre of excellence in global logistics and supply chain management and is the only one of its kind in England. Created in 2005 from a grant of £20 million from Yorkshire Forward, the Institute offers supply chain and logistics degrees and conducts collaborative industry - university research. It undertakes multidisciplinary and applied research including, designing country level logistics solutions for sustainable trade and also industry solutions for supply chain design and management.
The Institute is also the secretariat to the Humber Port Association, a partnership of leading port-based businesses whose mission is to enhance and promote the use of the Humber as the main entry point for freight from Europe.