The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom. Its predecessor institutions, St Luke's College, Exeter School of Science, Exeter School of Art, and the Camborne School of Mines were established in 1838, 1855, 1863, and 1888 respectively. These institutions later formed the University of Exeter after receiving its royal charter in 1955.
Part of the UK's elite Russell Group of research-intensive universities, Exeter is globally recognised as a prestigious higher education institution of outstanding quality. Exeter takes pride in producing a remarkable list of distinguished alumni, including numerous heads of state and government from around the world, along with 18 prime ministers of the United Kingdom. As of October 2022, the university has been associated with 29 Nobel Prize laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, and 3 Turing Award winners. Additionally, the university's alumni have achieved an impressive total of 64 Olympic medals, reflecting its commitment to both academic excellence and sporting success.