With 50 years of academic excellence behind thsm as a University, they have continued to grow their international reputation and course provision. They have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, their students, and of society as a whole.
Bradford was the first university outside London to offer part-time degree courses, and their courses are designed in response to the changing business, social, scientific and environmental landscape.
From the first modern Business School, which has an international reputation, to the first Peace Studies degree, they continue to offer relevant, practical and useful learning for all their students.
Today their associations with employers have expanded across the globe. Their collaborations range from associations with local employers through their employer engagement initiatives, to overseas partnerships including those in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Pakistan and India.
Everything the University does, no matter how small, forms a part of their mission as an institution and their corporate strategy.
Their values and policies are in place to make sure that, in achieving their goals, they do so as fairly and as well as possible.
In 1882 when they began as Bradford Technical College, Bradford was the textile capital of the world - its renowned products reaching the four corners of the globe. Today, their world-class teaching reaches out to those same four corners, bringing students from 150 nations together in one place of learning excellence.
Innovative from the start, the University's forebear, The Mechanics Institute, was founded in 1832 in response to the need in the city for workers with cutting-edge skills relevant to the workplace. In 1957 Bradford Institute of Technology was established to take over the higher education role of Bradford Technical College.
This heritage of making knowledge work has continued to the present day as they continue to respond to the needs of employers.
In 1966, Bradford Institute of Technology was granted a Royal Charter to become the University of Bradford - the 40th university to be created in Britain.
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson became their first Chancellor and the University began to grow steadily, increasing student numbers and the range of courses on offer.
Bradford is now a more popular choice then ever for students who want to give their career the best possible start. The student population leapt from 2,000 in 1966 to more than 17,000 today - including 4,000 students studying around the globe.
They have always been pioneering in their course provision - the first British university to offer a Peace Studies degree, the first to set up a modern business school and the first British university outside London to offer part-time degree courses.