University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is a public research university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. A plate glass university, it received its royal charter in 1966, making it the 40th university to be created in Britain, but can trace its origins back to the establishment of the industrial West Yorkshire town's Mechanics Institute in 1832.

University of Bradford
Former names
Bradford Institute of Technology
MottoGive invention light (from Shakespeare's Sonnet 38)
Established1832 – Mechanics Institute
1882 – Bradford Technical College
1957 – Bradford Institute of Technology
1966 – gained university status by royal charter
Endowment£ 2.3 m (2014)[1]
ChancellorKate Swann[2]
Vice-ChancellorShirley Congdon[3]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students9,770 (2019/20)[5]
Undergraduates7,480 (2019/20)[5]
Postgraduates2,290 (2019/20)[5]
53°47′30″N 1°45′44″W
Universities UK

The student population includes 7,480 undergraduate and 2,290 postgraduate students.[4] Mature students make up around a third of the undergraduate community. 22% of students are foreign, and come from over 110 different countries. There were 14,406 applications to the university through UCAS in 2010, of which 3,421 were accepted.[6]

It was the first British university to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973, which is currently the world's largest university centre for the study of peace and conflict.[7]