Bangor University was established in 1884 and currently has over 11,000 students. It comprises 14 Academic Schools grouped in to 3 colleges. The University was awarded a Gold rating in the recent UK Teaching Excellence Framework.
The College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Bangor is one of the leading centres in the UK for teaching and research in biology, environmental sciences, geography, ocean sciences, chemistry, computer science and electronic engineering. There are three academic schools within the college: Natural Sciences; Ocean Sciences; and Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. The college has over 2300 students and 350 teaching and support staff, and consists of three academic schools and the BioComposites Centre.
The School of Natural Sciences (SNS) has 80 academic staff, and 1600 students. Core research interests include ecology and management of natural resources in the UK and overseas, climate change and carbon accounting, sustainable food systems, plant and soil science, forest management, conservation, Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Cell and Genome science and Plant and Soil Science.
The School of Ocean Sciences (SOS) has 30 academic staff and over 500 students. Core research interests include Physical Oceanography, Marine Biology and Ecology, Geological Oceanography, Biogeochemistry and Climate Change Science.
The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering has 26 academic staff and 500 students. Core research interests include Photonics (optoelectronics, optical system and communications), material and devices (smart materials, organic and green electronics, device fabrication and characterization).