北安普顿大学(The University of Northampton)是首批获国家教育部认证的英国综合性大学，有800年历史，曾在1968年与新阿尔斯特大学、1984年其与阿尔斯特工业大学合并。阿尔斯特大学是一所集多元化、现代化为一体的高等学府，它位于英格兰中部名城北安普顿市。目前，已经拥有公园(Park)和林荫大道(Avenue) 两大校区。其教学质量加之硬件设施使北安普顿大学成为了英国新兴大学的代表。学校的雏形是19世纪在北安普顿地区成立的几所高等教育院校，它们于20世纪七十年代合并组建成为大学。最初是莱斯特大学(LeicesterUniversity)的尼内高等教育学院(Nene College of HigherEducation)。北安普顿大学前身是1999年底从莱斯特大学分离而新成立的北安普敦大学学院，英国有关部门颁发文件，北安普顿学院大学从2004年11月起正式命名为大学。
Awarded full university title and research degree awarding powers in 2005, The University of Northampton is a dynamic, modern university situated in the heart of England.
A medium-sized University with 10,000 students and two Northampton-based campuses, just 2.5 miles apart, we offer hundreds of courses to meet all needs and interests. From foundation and undergraduate level to postgraduate, professional and doctoral qualifications, you can study traditional arts, humanities and sciences subjects, as well as more modern subjects such as entrepreneurship, product design or advertising.
The only university in Northamptonshire, we provide a unique resource to this and surrounding counties, not only through the learning and skills development we can offer to individuals and employees, but also from the highly skilled graduate workforce, bespoke consultancy and research we can deliver. The largest regional trainer of future healthcare and teaching professionals, the University's Sunley Management Centre enjoys a national reputation for training, consultancy and development it provides to executives and professionals.
We are very much an international player too. We welcome over 700 international students from 100 different countries each year and enjoy a global reputation in many of our subject specialisms, including waste management, leather technology and fashion.
Higher education has changed beyond all recognition over the 30 years we've been delivering it — you can now study online, at University, at work or at home. You can even design your own degree, by choosing the combinations of subjects you are interested in.
By 2010, we intend to increase our student numbers by 20% and become a national model of excellence in engaged learning. We plan to double the income we receive from research and knowledge transfer activities.
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