Seven things you didn’t know about astrophysics in Liverpool

Following the news that Liverpool John Moores University’s Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) has been awarded 1.7 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC), we thought it was the perfect time to tell you all about the ARI and the cosmic things that they do.

The ARI offers a joint degree programme in both BSc and MPhys with the University of Liverpool – bringing together the expertise and facilities of two institutions that are highly regarded nationally and internationally – and student satisfaction rates are 100% at Masters level and 98% at Undergraduate level. Impressive, hey?

It doesn’t stop there. The ARI is also rated first for research among the University Alliance Universities and in the recent Research Excellence Framework (the system that assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions), it was confirmed that more than 85% of the ARI’s research outputs are world-leading or internationally excellent.