University of Manchester
Oxford Rd/University, Manchester M13, UKThe creation of the University of Manchester on 22 October 2004 was the final step in the merging of two great institutions in Manchester. UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) and the Victoria University of Manchester, formalized more than 100 years of corporation by combining to form the University of Manchester. Both institutions were originally founded by Manchester businessmen and industrialists to educate workers in science basics. The institutions developed into world-class research bodies and currently boast 23 Nobel Prize winners who have either studied or conducted their research at the institutions. The President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester have a combined vision of creating a modern center-of-excellence that will propel the University to being one of the top 25 universities in the world. In order to achieve this goal the University aims to provide high caliber teaching and research opportunities to students regardless of background their origin or background. The University currently welcomes students from more than 150 countries around the world. The University is an excellent choice for students keen to carry out their studies in an international and cosmopolitan environment. The city of Manchester is well known for its multicultural environment. There are many halal and kosher restaurants and retailers as well as a Chinatown, complete with a myrid of restaurants, a supermarket and bakery; and the famous Manchester Curry Mile which is home to more than 50 indian and pakistani restaurants. The Manchester International Airport offers regular flights to most major European cities as well as long-haul flights.