University of Manchester


  • The University of Manchester was created in 2004 through a merger of The Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST.
  • UMIST can trace its roots back to 1824 and the formation of the Manchester Mechanics' Institute, whilst The Victoria University of Manchester was founded as Owens College in 1851.
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    North West England
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Academic specialism

  • One of the world's top centres for biomedical research, leading the search for new treatments for life-threatening diseases.
  • The university aims to hold a world-class leading research profile and be among the top 25 universities in the world.
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0)161 306 6000

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  • A compact city campus, within walking distance of the city centre on Oxford Road.
  • Both the city and the university are served by excellent bus, tram and train networks, with Manchester International Airport 14.5 km (9 miles) away.