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Who are University of Warwick's Most influential alumni?
University of Warwick's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Economics, Computer Science, and Mathematics. University of Warwick’s most academically influential people include Germaine Greer, Adi Shamir, and Ian Stewart.
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How does this school stack up?
The University of Warwick (pronounced “Warrick”) was founded in 1965 near the West Midlands market town of the same name, which lies approximately halfway between Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon, and has a population of a little over 30,000. However, the university campus does not lie in Warwick proper, but rather in a rural area to the north of the old town center, virtually on the outskirts of Coventry.
Despite the youth of its university, Warwick itself has a venerable heritage. Its most famous landmark, Warwick Castle, was built by William the Conqueror in 1068, while Warwick School---an independent “public school” (that is, private boys’ school)---is older still, dating to the early tenth century.
Though a latecomer to the university scene in the UK, ever since its founding the University of Warwick has steadily expanded its academic reach. Within two years, in 1967, Warwick Business School had been created, while Warwick Law School opened its doors the next year. In 1979, the university absorbed Coventry College of Education.
The following year, in 1980, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) was established. WMG is an academic department devoted to furthering education, research, and knowledge transfer in the fields of manufacturing, management, engineering, and technology. The department both confers postgraduate academic degrees and helps to place its graduates in apprenticeship programs with industrial firms.
A parallel Warwick Science Park was opened in 1984 as a joint venture between the university, the city of Coventry, and the County of Warwickshire. In 2011, the university bought out the shares of its partners, and the University of Warwick Science Park (UWSP) came into being in 2012. UWSP provides laboratory, workshop, and office space for as many as 150 businesses.
Finally, Warwick Medical School opened its doors in 2000, while Horticulture Research International, an independent research institute, was absorbed by the university in 2004. Today, the University of Warwick also comprises two satellite campuses: one in the nearby village of Wellesbourne, the other in London.
Among the many notable people associated with the University of Warwick, we may mention the following:
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