The University of Nottingham is one of the UK's leading research universities. The University of Nottingham today stands out for its high teaching quality, has an impeccable reputation and is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in England. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of England. Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Herbert Wells have taught at the university at various times. The university has approximately 34,000 students. About a quarter of them were foreign students. The University of Nottingham student community unites representatives of more than a hundred countries around the world. More than 3,000 teachers work at the university, including specialists invited from other countries.