A history of achievement the university of Worcester is a truly modern higher education institution and one of the country’s most innovative universities, but much of its present character and values can be traced back to its foundation in 1946 as an emergency teacher training college to ‘win the peace through education’. From these beginnings, it has quickly established itself as one of the country’s most popular universities. With over 10,000 students studying over 200 courses, Worcester is a flourishing and dynamic institution with strong links to its roots in outstanding and purposeful education. academic excellence Our qualifications are rigorous and our staff have a reputation for inspiring teaching and innovative thinking. expert, independent organisations such as the Quality assurance agency have given our courses a number of commendations and we have received excellent reports from Ofsted and the nursing and midwifery council. We also work with a range of external organisations, such as the British psychological Society and the Broadcast Journalism training council, who support and accredit our professional qualifications. the university is home to several international research centres, including the national pollen and aerobiology research unit, which, in partnership with the met Office, provides the UK’s pollen forecasts as well as performing groundbreaking research in areas of hay fever; the association for Dementia Studies; and the international Forum for research in children’s Literature.