The University of Reading is ranked as one of the UK's 10 most research-intensive universities and as one of the top 200 universities in the world. They enjoy a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. Established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, they received a Royal Charter in 1926, the only university to do so between the two world wars. Important achievements include being the first university to win the Queen's Award for Export Achievement (1989) and twice receiving the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education (1998 and 2006).
Sourced from the University of Reading website, 2008, reading.ac.uk (accessed 4 June 2008).
MAstars selectors Marta Daeuble
Institution Website www.reading.ac.uk