The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College and was awarded university status in 1992.
Students at the University of Sunderland have access to a diverse range of high-quality courses that are all tailored to future employment. With 20,000 students enrolled across the four global campuses, the university remains a popular choice for study both in the UK and around the world.
The main campus in Sunderland is in the northeast of England, close to the coast and with easy access to national rail transport and an international airport. It also has a campus in London near Canary Wharf specialising in courses for business, management, tourism, nursing and health.
Additionally, the university added a campus in the central district of Hong Kong, with courses primarily aimed at tourism and business, allowing students the opportunity to learn in a thriving hub of activity.
The university takes advantage of global partnerships and innovative research to provide students with an outstanding education. It works with major leaders of advanced industries to give students access to the best technology and knowledge, preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow.
The University of Sunderland has close links with business and industry, as well as a close working relationship with many leading blue-chip companies. Many take work placements with such companies as part of a degree, with links being particularly strong in engineering and media.
In their feedback from the Teaching Excellence Framework, assessors highlighted the University’s embedded professional practice and the tangible contribution made by business and industrial partners to programme content.
Links with industry are a key part of the University’s approach, with each faculty having its own collaborative business partners to influence programme content, collaborate on research or degree apprenticeships, give guest lectures or provide work placement opportunities to students and graduates. There have been recent developments with organisations including Accenture, Sage, North East Automotive Alliance, Caterpillar, Northumbria Police, Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Army Medical Squadron, Dance City, BBC and Arts Council England to name a few.