A centre for education
Manchester has long been known as a centre of excellence for education and has the largest student population in Europe.
THERE ARE around 105,000 students split predominantly between Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan and Salford University. Of these, some 11,500 are international students representing around 180 different countries.
The University of Manchester is home to the ground-breaking National Graphene Institute and boats 25 Nobel laureates among its current and former staff and students, whilst MMU has the largest campus-based undergraduate population in the UK. The success of the Universities has led to significant investment in business sectors that create graduate opportunities and following graduation around 70% of MMU graduates remain in the region. This has helped boost the growth of the city’s 20-25 demographic by 40% since 2001.