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University of Salford


The University of Salford has over 20,000 students (3,000 of whom are international students). The University has a rich history stretching back to 1896 and enjoys an excellent national and international reputation as a provider of high quality education programmes and research. In the most recent national assessment of research quality within universities in the United Kingdom  83% of research within the University was judged to be of international standard and 12% was judged to be world-leading.

The University is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading enterprise universities, particularly famous for its links with industry & commerce. With 20 specialist centres, 100 testing laboratories and 25 business clubs working with thousands of companies regionally, nationally and internationally, the University thrives on encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer. The University is an established provider of relevant, quality services to private, public and third sector organisations and prides itself on its ability successfully to apply academic expertise in a practical context and to establish mutually beneficial relationships with external clients.
 Contact: Carolyn Downs, ELIE Project Director,

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