University of Sunderland, UK.
The University of Sunderland is a university located inSunderland in the North East of England. The university has 12,995 students and was one of six universities to be short-listed for 'University of the Year' in the Times Higher Education Supplement Awards 2012.
Sunderland has been an important centre for education since 674 AD, when Benedict Biscop built St. Peter's Church and monastery. St. Peter's Church was the site of the greatest scriptorium north of the Alps. The oldest existing Latin version of the Bible – the Codex Amiatinus – was written at St Peter's Church. This area has been developed as the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's of the University of Sunderland. The University's £9m state-of-the-art Media Centre, launched in 2004, is near St. Peter's Church.