- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
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With a proud history dating back to 1872, Aberystwyth University has 9,800 students, including 1,300 postgraduates, across six academic Institutes covering eighteen major academic areas in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. The University is a leading teaching and research institution and world-leading research was identified in all 17 subject areas submitted in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University is committed to the provision of a world-class learning, teaching and living environment for its students and staff. Recent investments include a new £45m student residence opened in 2015, offering larger en-suite rooms and studio accommodation, and a £3m investment programme in refurbishing teaching facilities and spaces. The University’s Estates Strategy scopes out further investment of £150m over the next 10 years. The lively town of Aberystwyth, located on the one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world offers an interesting and varied experience and is home to both the National Library of Wales (to which students have access) and an award winning Arts Centre. The University's Campus is the first in Wales to be granted the Green Flag award for the quality of its green estate. Encouraged by the University’s reputation, students from over 90 countries have been attracted to Aberystwyth.