The Royal Technical Institute, Salford, which opened in 1896, became a College of Advanced Technology in 1956 and gained university status, following the Robbins Report into higher education, in 1967.
It has 18,920 students and is in 60 acres (24 hectares) of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.
The United National Institute for Prosthetics and Orthotics Development is located in the University’s Prosthetics & Orthotics division of its School of Health, Sport & Rehabilitation Sciences. It is the only prosthetics and orthotics higher education provider in England.
The KidsCan Children’s Cancer Research Centre is in the University’s John Armstrong Welsh Laboratories at the Centre for Biochemistry, Drug Design and Cancer Research. It was established in 2002 to develop treatments with fewer side effects for children and young adults,