An image taken from the new film: a University of global standing

University releases International Exeter film

The University of Exeter has released a film about the growing international nature of the University - now ranked for the first time as a World Top-200 University.

Narrated by Jonathan Dimbleby, the seven minute film encapsulates the international strengths and ambition of Exeter as a leading, research-intensive university, combined with an illustration of the outstanding natural beauty of its campuses and environs, for an international audience.
Produced by Penzance-based Three S Films, the movie is aimed at a diverse international audience, including senior management at university partners, overseas research agencies, our alumni, corporate sponsors and governmental and non-governmental bodies.  While the film may prove attractive for prospective international students, the intention was not to produce a recruitment film.
Commenting on the rationale of the film, Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of International Exeter, said: "While the University of Exeter has a very strong national reputation its international profile is less pronounced.  Despite its prestigious history, the city of Exeter as a sense of place is not well known outside of the UK in the same manner as Edinburgh, Manchester or Bath.  Our Internationalisation Strategy recognises the need to imprint the city, region and University on international audiences.  A short film is one way in which we wish to influence perceptions in a positive manner."

The University of Exeter has over 4,000 international students from 130 countries and has 500 international staff.  In 2010 the University opened project offices in Shanghai and Beijing and will open representation in Bangalore in April 2011.

View the film on YouTube.

Date: 10 January 2011

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