The University of Manchester - One of the UK’s top research-led universities boasting a proud record of excellence in research. It can lay claim to 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst its current and former staff and students, including 4 Nobel laureates, who are currently members of its staff. The University has a long and distinguished record in the fields of Computer Architecture, Computer Systems and High-Performance Parallel Computing. A number of ground-breaking developments have taken place in Manchester including the world’s first stored program computer, the invention of virtual memory, the compiler-compiler and the building of the first practical dataflow computer.