University of Salford

The University of Salford is a public university in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) west of Manchester city centre. The Royal Technical Institute, Salford, which opened in 1896, became a College of Advanced Technology in 1956 and gained university status in 1967, following the Robbins Report into higher education.

The University of Salford, Manchester
MottoLatin: Altiora Petamus
Motto in English
"Let us seek higher things"
Established1850 - Pendleton Mechanics Institute
1896 – Royal Technical Institute, Salford
1967 – gained university status by Royal charter
Endowment£629,000 (2019)[1]
ChancellorJackie Kay MBE
Vice-ChancellorHelen Marshall
Administrative staff
Students21,500 (2019/20)[2]
Undergraduates17,325 (2019/20)[2]
Postgraduates4,175 (2019/20)[2]
CampusUrban, Parkland
ColoursBlack and red
AffiliationsUniversity Alliance
Association of Commonwealth Universities
North West Universities Association
Northern Consortium
Universities UK

It has 21,500 students and is in 160 acres (65 hectares) of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.