Liverpool Hope University is a university in Liverpool, England. It is the only ecumenical university in Europe. The University has an employment rate of 97.3% within the first year of graduation, making it the most successful University in the North West of England in terms of graduate employment and it attracts students from some 65 countries worldwide.
Live music is everywhere in Liverpool, from local bands playing in pubs to a world-class orchestra performing in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall . The Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, is an Honorary Doctor of Letters at Hope.
Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University’s academic life and vision. It sustains and renews intellectual vitality within the staff and student academic community and plays an important role in the creation of a vibrant learning and teaching environment. Hope collaborates with a range of external research partners: Business and Community Sectors, as well as other Universities both Nationally and Internationally.
Areas of Research Strength are:
* Computer Science
* Social & Political Sciences
* Applied Social Science
* Theology & Religious Studies
* Business, Management & Organisation Studies
* Sport & Exercise Sciences
2008 saw the opening of the Liverpool Echo Arena, a state-of-the-art concert venue set in Liverpool's iconic waterfront, which plays host to the biggest international touring acts and was the venue for the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Theatre-lovers are well catered for with a wide variety of venues including: The Everyman Theatre, Unity Theatre, The Empire and The Playhouse.
Annual entertainment events include The Merseyside International Street Festival, Creamfields, Hamilton Quarter Jazz Festival and the fabulous River Mersey Fireworks Extravaganza.