The University of Bradford received its Royal Charter in 1966 but can trace its roots back to 1832, with the formation of the Mechanics Institute. The University rapidly developed a strong international reputation in fields spanning science, health, management, social sciences and engineering. More recently, the University has developed new and cutting-edge courses in areas such as Peace Studies, Electronic Imaging and Media Communications, Pharmaceutical Management, Chemical and Forensic Sciences, Cybernetics, and Medical Engineering.
The University has an excellent reputation for research demonstrated by the high scores received in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. The university received grade 4 or higher in 13 out of the 18 subject areas submitted. The University is also increasingly focused on the pursuit of innovative and commercial opportunities.
The University has a student population of over 9,500, including over 2,000 postgraduate students. More than 20 per cent of students come from overseas. The University employs over 3,000 staff (figures taken from University of Bradford Profile 2003).
University of Bradford