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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has around 40,000 students, over 4,000 members of staff, and is home to four faculties (Arts and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and Education and Science and Engineering). It is one of the largest universities in the UK by student population.

Manchester Metropolitan University traces its founding back to the Manchester Mechanics Institute, and the Manchester School of Design latterly known as the Manchester School of Art. The painter L. S. Lowry attended in the years after the First World War, where he was taught by the noted impressionist Adolphe Valette. Schools of Commerce (founded 1889), Education (f. 1878), and Domestic Science (f. 1880) were added among others. Part of what had been the Mechanics Institute became first the Manchester College of Science and Technology, and then UMIST, while another part around the School of Art became Manchester Polytechnic in 1970. In 1992 it became a university, and was renamed Manchester Metropolitan University.

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