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The origins of the University of Bradford are in the Bradford Technical College, established in 1882. In 1957 the Bradford Institute of Technology was established as a College of Advanced Technology to take over the advanced work of Bradford Technical College. The Robbins Committee recommended in 1963 that CATs should receive university status, and the University of Bradford received its Royal Charter on 18 October 1966. The University's purpose was defined as "the advancement of learning and knowledge and the application of knowledge to human welfare, and in particular (although without prejudice to the foregoing) study and research in science and technology and collaboration for the furtherance of these objects with industry, commerce, the professions and other institutions." The first Vice-Chancellor was Dr E.G. Edwards, who had been Principal of the Bradford Institute of Technology.

Today the University has around 6,300 full-time undergraduates and around 800 full-time postgraduates. It has over 130 degree courses at undergraduate level and around 80 at postgraduate level. These are spread across the seven Academic Schools of Archaeological and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Health Studies, Informatics, Life Sciences, Management, and Social and International Studies. Part-time and short courses are available through the University's School of Lifelong Education and Development.

From the guide to the The University of Bradford Archive, 1966-[ongoing], (GB 532 Bradford University Library)

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creatorOf The University of Bradford Archive, 1966-[ongoing] Bradford University Library
referencedIn The Harold Wilson University Finance Speech, 1981 Bradford University Library
referencedIn The Bradford Students Union Skopje Collection, 1963-1966 Bradford University Library
referencedIn The Ted Edwards Archive, 1951-1991 University of Bradford
referencedIn Papers, 1966-1996. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Tolansky, Samuel, 1926-1973 Senate House Library (University of London)
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associatedWith Bradford Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Edwards, Edward G., 1914-1996 person
associatedWith Edwards E. G. person
correspondedWith Soyinka, Wole. person
associatedWith Tolansky, Samuel, 1907-1973 person
associatedWith Wilson, Sir Harold, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, 1916-1995 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bradford (West Yorkshire, England)
Education, Higher England Bradford History

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