University of Manchester
The University of Manchester (informally Manchester University or Manchester) is a public research university in Manchester, United Kingdom. It was formed in October 2004 by the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester (established in 1851) and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (established in 1824). It is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities, the N8 Group and is recognised as a British "red brick" university since 1880; the year its federal Victoria University predecessor gained its royal charter.
The main site of the university is in central Manchester and home to most of its academic activities. The main residential campus is in Fallowfield, around two miles to the south. There are other university buildings throughout the city and the wider region, including One Central Park in Moston. In 2012, the university had around 39,000 students and 10,400 staff, making it the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom.The University of Manchester had an income of £808.6 million in 2010–11, of which £196.2 million was from research grants and contracts.