University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology

The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) was a university based in the centre of the city of Manchester in England. It specialised in technical and scientific subjects and was a major centre for research. On 1 October 2004, it amalgamated with the Victoria University of Manchester (commonly called the University of Manchester)[1] to produce a new entity called the University of Manchester.

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)
Former names
Manchester Mechanics' Institute; Manchester Municipal School of Technology; Manchester College of Science and Technology
MottoLatin: Scientia et Labore
Motto in English
By Knowledge and Work
Active1824–2004 (merged into newly formed University of Manchester in 2004)
Administrative staff
1,500 (2003)
Undergraduates4,800 (2002)
Postgraduates1,700 (2002)
Location
Manchester
,
United Kingdom
Colours
Affiliations1994 Group
Sackville Street Building (formerly UMIST Main Building) from Aytoun Street / Whitworth Street

UMIST gained its royal charter in 1956 and became a fully autonomous university in 1994. Previously its degrees were awarded by the Victoria University of Manchester. The UMIST motto was Scientia et Labore (By Knowledge and Work).