Founded in 1966, the University of Bradford is celebrating 50 years of academic excellence this year, though its earliest origins date back to the Bradford Mechanics Institute founded in 1832.
It is a research-active institution, ranked in the top 50 in the UK for the quality of its research, with three quarters being classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The University was ranked No 1 in Yorkshire for employed graduates obtaining professional & managerial level jobs. The University has a truly global make up with over 20 per cent of its student population being international. The University is also a leader in sustainable development and education, and is the 8th greenest University in world, according to UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2015.