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The University College Salford and the University of Salford finally merged into a single institution in 1996 – exactly 100 years after the formation of the original Royal Technical Institute.

Our main library is named after Clifford Whitworth – the first Vice-Chancellor of Salford. The first Chancellor was Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who remained in the post until 1991.

Today the University has a successful global presence and a turnover of £189m. Our 7 schools, 20,000 students and 2,500 staff have all grown to serve the needs of industry, commerce and education.

The regeneration of Salford is creating new opportunities which bring our university firmly into the 21st Century. We have joined the BBC and ITV at the MediaCityUK development in Salford Quays and have ambitious plans to redevelop the existing campus over the next 20 years. With these strong foundations we look forward to even greater achievements in the future.

The University is situated only 10 minutes’ walk away from Manchester city centre. Our campus is at the heart of a £650m regeneration scheme in the local area.


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At the University of Salford we are proud of our place in the world. Situated in the heart of the vibrant Greater Manchester conurbation, we play a significant role in the community. While our heart is anchored in the North West, we have a powerful global reach. Our University  is  our people; our authenticity and strong sense of place appeals to students of all ages and all backgrounds and we focus on equipping them for the world of work. Together we transform lives.

We have now reached a pivotal moment here at the University, with the ever-changing higher education landscape, both at home and overseas, requiring a new approach to traditional and emerging challenges in order that we continue to thrive in an increasingly competitive world.

In our work to realise this vision we are revamping our approach to student recruitment, employability, enterprise, curriculum development and research. Underpinning the vision is the creation of four brand new ‘Industry Collaboration Zones’ which will act as a focus for collaboration  within the  University and with partners, in particular industry sectors. This is a bold departure from traditional structures and models of learning and will provide an outstanding experience for our staff, students and partners alike.

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