The University is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.
Our vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK’s leading business-facing university. The University of Hertfordshire’s history goes back to 1952 when Hatfield Technical College was built by Hertfordshire County Council on ninety acres of land personally donated by Alan S. Butler, Chairman of the de Havilland Aircraft Company, on condition it be used for further educational purposes.
Currently around 5,000 students are studying University of Hertfordshire qualifications in partner institutions in the UK and overseas. Over 3,700 new teachers have qualified from the University of Hertfordshire in the last 10 years. 350 qualified nurses graduate from the University of Hertfordshire each year. Our School of Health and Social Work has a long-established reputation as a centre for excellence for healthcare education. The University of Hertfordshire raised over £10 Million to develop one of the UK's largest Bioscience incubation facilities. The University of Hertfordshire is one of only 50 UK Universities awarded the European Commission HR Excellence in Research badge. The University of Hertfordshire group's annual contribution to the UK economy is £1.03 Billion. 10% of nearby planets were discovered by University of Hertfordshire astronomers. Our research institute contains world-leading and internationally excellent research from a wide range of scientific and technological disciplines.
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