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University of Sunderland

About Sunderland

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  • Sunderland is a local government district of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. It is named after its largest settlement, Sunderland, but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Washington, and a range of suburban villages.
  • The district was formed in 1974, titled the Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland, as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 and is an amalgamation of four former local government districts of County Durham.
  • It was granted city status in 1992, the 40th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession.

University of Sunderland Facts

  • Founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College, the University of Sunderland gained university status in 1992. It has four locations: two in Sunderland, on the north east coast of England, one in London, near Canary Wharf, and one in Hong Kong.
  • Located at the heart of the UK’s most important financial centre, the University of Sunderland in London is used for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees. In 2017, it opened a campus in Hong Kong.
  • The university has five main faculties for its students: arts, and creative industries, business, law and tourism, education and society, health sciences and wellbeing, and technology. The university recently announced the opening of a new School of Medicine, with the first cohort of students starting in September 2019.
  • It is world-leading in several areas of research, including pharmacy, engineering, sports and exercise sciences, education and social work.
  • Home to the National Glass Centre, students can watch free glass blowing demonstrations and study glass and ceramics.


Edinburgh Building, Chester Road, Sunderland, County Durham, SR1 3SD, United Kingdom

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