Inspired by our past to help shape your future
With 50 years of academic excellence behind us as a University, we have continued to grow our international reputation and course provision. We have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, our students, and of society as a whole.
Bradford was the first university outside London to offer part-time degree courses, and our 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, we continue to offer relevant, practical and useful learning for all our students.
Today our associations with employers have expanded across the globe. Our collaborations range from associations with local employers through our employer engagement initiatives, to overseas partnerships including those in Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Pakistan and India.
"You can be confident of your University developing in the future with the same dynamism as has been shown in the past – educating men and women who receive education and training relevant to the needs of our changing society."
Strategies, Policies, Mission and Values
Everything the University does, no matter how small, forms a part of our mission as an institution and our corporate strategy.
Our values and policies are in place to make sure that, in achieving our goals, we do so as fairly and as well as possible.
Our vision of a sustainable campus
At the University of Bradford we are committed to sustainability and have won recognition for our sustainable campus, and we are one of the world's leading Ecoversities.
Our vision includes meeting four core objectives:
Working towards sustainable education
Shaping a more sustainable future by engaging students, staff, the local community and employers on the skills and knowledge needed in the pursuit of sustainable development.
Working towards a healthy environment
Protecting the environment by minimising our resource use and emissions whilst also enhancing the surrounding environment.
Working towards social wellbeing
Creating a greener, safer environment in which our students, staff and the local community can live, interact, study, and be active.
Working towards a thriving economy
Developing research, innovation and knowledge transfer to bring greater prosperity to our students, the University, City and Region.
The University of Bradford is a technology university with over 50 years of cutting-edge research experience.
Our research is ranked in the top 50 in the UK (HEFCE, 2014) for research quality with three quarters being classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.