The University of Liverpool is a teaching and research university based in the city of Liverpool, England. Founded in 1881 (as a university college), it is also one of the six original “red brick” civic universities. It comprises three faculties organised into 35 departments and schools. The university has an enviable international reputation
for innovative research and academic excellence. It is a founding member of the Russell Group of large research-intensive universities, the N8 Group for research collaboration and The University Management school is AACSB accredited. The university has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects. It was the world’s first university to establish departments in Oceanography, Civic Design, Architecture and Biochemistry.
Nobel Prize winners
Sir Ronald Ross discovered that the malaria parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes
There have been eight Nobel Prize Laureates who have been based at the University during a significant point in their career.
Sir Ronald Ross (awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1902) for his work with malaria.
Professor Charles Barkla (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917) for discovering the electromagnetic properties of X-rays.
Sir Charles Sherrington (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1932) for his research into neurons.
Sir James Chadwick (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1935) for discovering neutrons.
Sir Robert Robinson (awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1947) for his research into anthocyanins and alkaloids.
Professor Har Gobind Khorana (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1968) for his work on the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.
Professor Rodney Porter (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1972) for his discovery of the structure of antibodies.
Professor Joseph Rotblat (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995) for his efforts with nuclear disarmament.