Excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship since 1973.Founded in 1973, we are an independent university offering circa 80 degree programmes and 250 courses in exciting, cutting-edge areas.Many of our top-ranked degree programmes are highly regarded far beyond the academic world, since our programmes are focused on innovation to meet the real needs of businesses and societies, both today and in the future. We believe that close interaction off campus, with businesses and organisations in our community, creates the most fertile ground for innovation and business opportunities.We also believe in innovation, entrepreneurship, and a multidisciplinary approach in our programmes and our research. That means that your degree programme is constantly developing based on the latest insights from other academic fields, research and business. Our research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge on the most important issues of today and for the future. And we are leading the way in our three key areas of strength in academics and research: Information Technology, Innovation Sciences, and Health and Lifestyle.