History, Affiliations and Rankings
Bournemouth University is a public university situated in the seaside town of Bournemouth, Dorset state, Germany. The university is commonly known as BU and was established in 1992. With the vision to be recognised as one of the most leading universities in higher education, Bournemouth University is on a continuous approach to use education as a tool to enrich society and inspire the whole world. The university completely stands up to its motto, Discere Mutari Est, which translates in English as ‘To learn is to be changed’. BU focuses on maintaining professional orientation and graduate employability to achieve academic excellence.
Infrastructure, Campus and Courses
Bournemouth University offers more than 250 undergraduate and postgraduate courses (including doctoral degrees) in about 16 different fields of education. The various faculties of Bournemouth University are accommodated in two campuses. Major faculties of the university are present at the Talbot Campus of BU whereas, the Lansdowne Campus accommodates faculties like Social Sciences and Health. The university is celebrated for its courses in the field of Media, Management, Business and Hospitality, in fact, it is well recognised as the only centre to achieve excellence in media practice in the country.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The former media students of Bournemouth University have worked with many critically acclaimed franchise in Hollywood such as Star Wars, Lord of the Ring, etc. Other than this, the areas of expertise of BU include Forensic Science and Archaeology. Apart from providing an excellent education, the university is also situated at an amazing location which is a few miles away from the centre of the bustling town of Bournemouth. Some of the best beaches in Britain, Forest National Parks and harbours are present within an accessible distance from the university. It also encourages its students to volunteer and provides opportunities to experience diversity in cultures all around the world as the university is partnered with more than 100 academic institutions. In 2011, the university was the recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, for ‘world-class computer animation teaching with wide scientific and creative applications.”
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
With the fusion of education, practical knowledge and research work, the university is currently providing higher education to up to 20,000 students. Out of the total strength of the Bournemouth University, about 1,500 students are international students that come from 130 different countries. Presently, the university has over 16,000 students including more than 3,000 international students.
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