The University of Bristol is a public research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. One of the British red brick universities, it received its Royal Charter in 1909, although its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876. Bristol has been named inside the global top 28 by the QS World University Rankings. It has an average of 14 applicants for each undergraduate place,and for the most popular courses, such as Economics and Law, the applicant to place ratio is 40:1. The University had a total income of 408.8 million in 2010/11, of which 106.7 million was from research grants and contracts. It is the largest independent employer in Bristol. Current academics include 18 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 10 Fellows of the British Academy, 13 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 31 Fellows of the Royal Society.
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