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About DMU

Christian Fuchs visits DMU

Christian Fuchs visits DMU

De Montfort University (DMU) is a public research and teaching university situated in the city centre of Leicester. In 2008, 70% of the university’s research was deemed ‘world leading’ (40%), or ‘internationally excellent’ (30%). The university has the second highest number of National Teaching Fellows of all UK universities. The university ranked 53rd in the Times University rankings for 2016, with ambitions to continue climbing higher up these rankings.

The university is organised into four faculties: Art, Design, and Humanities; Business and Law; Health and Life Sciences; and Technology (comprising Computing Sciences and Engineering). There is also the Institute of Creative Technologies which researches the intersections of art, science, technology and multidisciplinary working.

The university has approximately 27,000 full and part-time students, 3,240 staff and an annual turnover in the region of £170 million. Its campus comprises ten halls of residence offering around 3,000 university sourced rooms and is approximately a ten-minute walk from Leicester city centre.

The campus has seen several recent developments as part of a ten-year £200 million initiative by the university, such as:

  • the £35 million Hugh Aston Building (2009); constructed to move students from the Faculty of Business and Law closer to the centre of the university’s infrastructure
  • the Edith Murphy building to house the students and staff of the School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • the Performance Arts Centre for Excellence (2007).
  • the University’s new £8 million sports facility, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, opened on campus in 2012
  • the former John Sandford Site was renovated to a conference and events centre called ‘The Venue@DMU’, opening in September 2015
  • a brand new Arts and Design building opening in the centre of the Campus in September 2016
  • the pedestrianised roads through the campus are also being transformed into a grassed/paved walkway close to DSU’s base at the Student Centre.

In the National Student Survey (a recognised quality mark of universities) DMU scored 85%.

To learn more about the University, visit their website