University of Manchester
Manchester was one of the economic powerhouses of the Industrial Revolution and is nowadays reinventing itself as a vibrant and exciting social and cultural centre. It is the third largest city in the UK and, with 39,000 students (including 11,000 postgraduates), the University of Manchester is the biggest in the country. Founded in 1880, the institution has produced 25 Nobel laureates and is ranked by QS (2013) in the top 40 universities in the world. It is particularly highly regarded in the fields of science, technology and engineering.