The Durham University has always been a modern, forward-looking University. The university was one of the first to admit women on an equal footing to men, to establish medical training and the first to award Civil and Mining Engineering degrees to meet regional and national needs during the industrial revolution. Durham led in the development of science and established one of the earliest observatories in England. Durham University was based in two cities for over 100 years, its medical school at King's College and other Colleges in Newcastle becoming the new and independent University of Newcastle in 1963. Durham was also the first University to establish overseas campuses a century before the concept was reinvented. The University seeks highest distinction in research and scholarship and they are committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge. At present 12,550 undergraduate and 4,538 postgraduate students studies in the Durham University and out of this more 21 percent is non-UK origin. When this diversity comes into staff, it becomes 30 percent.