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Bradford Technical College

Nature volume 160, page 84 (19 July 1947) | Download Citation



The application of the Bradford City Council to the University Grants Committee for the recognition of Bradford Technical College as a university college ranking for a Treasury grant has been refused. In communicating this decision, the University Grants Committee has stated that it considers the application of the term ‘university college’ to an institution primarily or exclusively technological in scope to be inappropriate and confusing; the distinction is not one of rank or status, but of kind. The Committee also pointed out that financial support for a college of which the primary function is technology is a matter for the Ministry of Education and not for the University Grants Committee. Following consideration of the report of the University Grants Committee at a meeting on June 18, Bradford Further Education Sub-Committee decided to seek an interview with both the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Minister of Education to investigate further the possibilities of securing for the College university status.

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