University of Wolverhampton

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The University of Wolverhampton is a public university located on four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England. The roots of the university lie in the Wolverhampton Tradesmen's and Mechanics' Institute founded in 1827 and the 19th-century growth of the Wolverhampton Free Library (1870), which developed technical, scientific, commercial and general classes. This merged in 1969 with the Municipal School of Art, originally founded in 1851, to form the Wolverhampton Polytechnic.

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University of Wolverhampton
MottoInnovation and Opportunity[1]
TypePublic
Established1899 - Science, Technical and Commercial School
1926 - Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College
1950 - Wolverhampton College of Art
1951 - Wolverhampton and Staffordshire College of Technology
1969 - The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton
1992 - university status
Endowment£65.3 million (2018)[2]
ChancellorLord Paul
Vice-ChancellorGeoff Layer
Students18,875 (2019/20)[3]
Undergraduates15,205 (2019/20)[3]
Postgraduates3,670 (2019/20)[3]
Location,
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AffiliationsMillion+
Universities UK
Websitewww.wlv.ac.uk
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The university has four faculties comprising eighteen schools and institutes. It has 18,875 students and currently offers over 380 undergraduate and postgraduate courses.[4]

The city campus is located in Wolverhampton city centre, with a second campus at Walsall and a third in Telford. There is an additional fourth campus in Wolverhampton at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park.