University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD
  • Established 1901 AD
  • +44 (0)191 515 2000/ +44 (0)191 515 3000

About Us

The life-changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based on campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong, and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations, and our track record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.

In March 2018, we were successful in our bid to open a new School of Medicine. With a track record of excellence in medical education spanning almost 100 years, the University is now well-placed to address the chronic shortage of doctors in the North East. We were also delighted to be ranked 16th (out of 131 universities) in the ‘University of the Year’ category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, the only national awards voted for by students. Our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion was reinforced recently when we were named the University of the Year for Social Inclusion (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), and our We Care program picked up the Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Progression) Award at the 2020 NEON awards.