Manchester, Victoria University of, at Manchester, England; founded 1880 as Victoria Univ., an outgrowth of Owens College (est. 1851). In 1903 the university was reconstituted and its present name was adopted. It has faculties of arts, business administration, economic and social studies, education, law, medicine, dentistry, science, technology, and theology. The Univ. of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology is affiliated.