The history of the University of Portsmouth dates back to 1869. Since the award of the first degree in 1900, the University of Portsmouth has maintained its commitment to promoting and maintaining excellence in teaching and research across its five faculties. The University of Portsmouth currently has over 20,000 students, 3,000 of whom are from overseas. For the third year running, University of Portsmouth students are reported as being amongst the most satisfied in the UK. The University of Portsmouth ranked 55th in The Sunday Times University Rankings 2012 and was assessed as the Top Modern UK University for Student Satisfaction in 2008 (National Student Survey) and placed within the Top 25 per cent of mainstream English universities. The University of Portsmouth is also one of the top modern universities to feature in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (2010).
Since 1992 the University of Portsmouth has grown rapidly. Over the past ten years it has spent £100 million on improving facilities, which includes new halls of residence, sports facilities, the Students’ Union and many new teaching buildings. The University of Portsmouth is committed to investing in the future of its students and to ensuring an excellent learning experience.The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) confirmed the University as undertaking world class research in a number of areas. For example, in Applied Mathematics, Portsmouth is equal first with Cambridge, Durham and Oxford, with the highest total (75%) for research that is internationally excellent and world-leading.
International College Portsmouth as an Associate College of the University of Portsmouth, This partnership allows students to begin their Pathway at ICP and study on-campus at the University of Portsmouth.