Manchester has a proud tradition in learning, and its Victoria University is world
renowned for its contribution to the Industrial Revolution and recent technological advances.
Excerpts from Kalemaat Nooraniyah at Manchester Jamaat Ziyafat in London:
“..your universities are also famed, and students come from all over the world to study there..”
The Victoria University of Manchester
Started in 1824 as Manchester Mechanics Institute & became the first civic university in 1880. It is the largest campus based university in the country with a student population of over 40,000. World famous for its ground breaking achievements such as the splitting of the atom by Rutherford, the development of the first ever programmable computer in 1948 and the world’s first steerable radio telescope, the university continues to be at the forefront of educational excellence.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Full university status was granted in 1992 and currently it is the fifth largest university in the country with a student population of nearly 35,000. Together with the Manchester University & the Salford University, it forms one of the most extensive education centres in the world.
It boasts a student population of over 20,000 and is part of a £650 million development project. It has the distinction of constructing a university eco-friendly masjid.
Many of the aayan al-jamaat, prominent businessmen and mumineen are alumni of the Manchester’s universities and the next generations continue this tradition of learning. The continually growing list includes: