Cranfield University

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Cranfield University (English: Cranfield University) is a British university with campuses in Cranfield, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, and Silsoe in Bedfordshire.


The university was founded in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics at the airbase of the Royal Air Force in Cranfield, 75 km north-west of London. In 1969, the Cranfield Institute of Technology was established later, the National College of Agricultural Engineering was incorporated in Silsoe and the Royal Military College of Science ( RMCS ). Since 1993, the University bears the official name of Cranfield University.

The university is the only one in the United Kingdom, which has its own airport with a runway 1,800 meters long. The airfield is used to study aerospace.


The university offers exclusively to postgraduate courses, postgraduate further education, and research and teaching. 2006, about 3,000 students were enrolled. The university is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Cranfield has a global alumni network of over 10,000 members. Current Rector is Sir John O'Reilly.

Cranfield University has the following faculties ( " Schools" ):

  • Cranfield School of Applied Sciences
  • Cranfield School of Engineering
  • Cranfield School of Management
  • Cranfield Health

The Cranfield School of Management is the business school of Cranfield University and enjoys a strong reputation worldwide.


Cranfield School of Management

  • The Economist 2011, European Business Schools: 1st UK
  • Financial Times 2009 European Business Schools: 13th place (2nd place within the UK )
  • Wall Street Journal 2009 MBA ranking world: 3rd place
  • Financial Times 2009 MBA ranking world: 35th place (6th place within the UK )

The MBA program at Cranfield University School of Management is one of the oldest in Europe and was the Wall Street Journal as the world's 3rd best geranked MBA program in September 2009.