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Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a university in Nottingham, England. It was founded as Trent Polytechnic (later Nottingham Polytechnic) in 1970 before gaining its university status in 1992. It is one of the largest new universities in the United Kingdom with over 26,000 students.
The Nottingham Trent University is split into three campuses.
- The City Campus, located to the North of Nottingham City Centre.
- Clifton Campus, located just outside Nottingham.
- Brackenhurst Campus
The university is currently split into eight Schools and Faculties.
- Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design
- Nottingham Business School
- Faculty of Construction, Computing and Technology (FACCT)
- Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Humanities
- Nottingham Law School
- Faculty of Science and Land-based Studies
The City campus recently benefitted from the completion of the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) light rail system which provides a stop outside the Boots Library.
October 2004 saw the introduction of the university's new identity (rebranding) which included the amalgamation of faculties into new colleges, the introduction of a new logo and the dropping of the definite article from the offical university name.
The university is has an international dimension in education, it awards a number of degrees in Griffith College Dublin , Ireland which were recently recognised by King's Inns, Dublin as satisfying the requirements of entry to that institution.
- 2003- Professor Neil Gorman, BVSc., Ph.D., FRCVS., DACVIM (Oncology)
- 1843 - Nottingham Government School of Design opened
- 1858 - The Nottingham Government School of Design moved to Commerce Square
- 1865 - The Nottingham Government School of Design moved to Waverley Building
- 1881 - University College was established. It later became the new university's Arkwright Building.
- 1945 - Nottingham and District Technical College was designated.
- 1958 - Nottingham Regional College of Technology was opened.
- 1964 - The Regional College was officially launched.
- 1966 - Nottingham College of Art and Design was linked with the Regional College - as a Polytechnic designate.
- 1970 - Trent Polytechnic was granted polytechnic status.
- 1975 - Trent amalgamated with Nottingham College of Education at Clifton.
- 1988 - The official name change to Trent Polytechnic Nottingham took place.
- 1989 - Nottingham Polytechnic Higher Education Corporation was founded.
- 1992 - The Nottingham Trent University was launched.
- University of Nottingham is another University in Nottingham.
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