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The University of Bradford is a public, plate glass university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The university received its Royal Charter in 1966, making it the 40th university to be created in Britain, but its origins date back to the early 19th century. There are two campuses: the main campus located on Richmond Road and the School of Management, at Emm Lane.
The student population includes 8,395 undergraduate and 2,815 postgraduate students. Mature students make up around a third of the undergraduate community. 22% of students are foreign, and come from over 110 different countries. There were 14,406 applications to the university through UCAS in 2010, of which 3,421 were accepted.
It was the first British university to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973, which is currently the world’s largest university centre for the study of peace and conflict. The division has a reputation as a centre of excellence in peace research, international relations, security studies, conflict resolution and development and peace studies.
The motto which appears on most current University of Bradford publications is Making Knowledge Work, which relates to the institution’s focus on courses that lead to employment. The university announced in June 2007 it was to use this phrase as a trademark.
However, the motto inscribed beneath the official coat of arms is Give Invention Light, which is taken from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 38. It has also used the slogans Be Inspired and Confronting Inequality, Celebrating Diversity in recent promotional material.