Coventry University is located in the city of Coventry. The university was originally founded as the Coventry College of Design in 1843. All academic programs offered are through the Faculty of Art and Design, School of Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, School of Business, Environment and Society, and Center for Higher Education Studies. This university is known for its automotive design courses. University owned accommodation is guaranteed for all students entering the first year.
The university currently has a purpose-built 33-acre (130,000 m2) campus in Coventry City Center. Recent changes have included increased accommodation for Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science students at the newly refurbished Crossman Richard Building, and the opening of a Sports Center. In addition, Coventry University continues the Digitising and Modeling Laboratory which opened in December 2002 and is officially known as the Bugatti Building. This building provides the premises full-sized vehicle design and styling facilities and is the only source of its kind in the world attached to the university. The university has a £ 20 million award-winning library for highly innovative designs in interiors equipped with a light distribution system to make the most of natural light spread throughout the building.
One of the newest additions to the campus is the space laboratory, which is equipped with a Jet Harrier Jump and Scout helicopters.
Other developments for both the University and the city have created the 20-acre (81,000 m2) Coventry Technology University Park. It is home to a technocentre, a unique complex offering a focus for training, conferences and business opportunities, the Enterprise Center, a £ 3 million development center providing dedicated accommodation for new small and medium enterprises, and the Coventry and Warwickshire New Technology Institute, which work with companies. to address skills shortages in ICT and advanced technology.