The University of Bradford officially became a university in 1966, but can trace its origins back to the establishment of the industrial West Yorkshire town’s Mechanics Institute in 1832.
Students from some 150 countries study at the university, and about a third of its undergraduates are mature students. The University of Bradford was the first higher education institution in the UK to open a modern business school and the first outside London to offer part-time degrees.
It was also the first British university to open a Department of Peace Studies, in 1973, and Bradford now boasts the largest higher education centre for the study of conflict resolution and peace in the world.
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