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University of North London
The University of North London is the name of a former university in the United Kingdom, one of the former Polytechnics. As of 1 August 2002, it became part of the new London Metropolitan University, along with London Guildhall University.
Originally opened as "The Northern Polytechnic Institute" in 1896, it merged in the early 1970s with the "North Western Polytechnic" which had functioned since 1929 and became the "Polytechnic of North London".
In the 1970s and early 1980s it was under the control of the Inner London Education Authority—part of the Greater London Council. In 1992, the Polytechnic won the right to the title of University and the ability to award its own degrees. Following the merger with London Guildhall, it became part of one of the largest universities in the UK.
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