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Swansea Metropolitan University (Welsh: Prifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe), is a university based in Swansea, Wales, UK.
Swansea Metropolitan University has been a major centre for the delivery of vocational higher education since 1853.
For most of the twentieth century there were three separate educational institutions serving the city of Swansea: the Swansea College of Art (established in 1853); the Swansea College of Education (established in 1872) and Swansea Technical College (established in 1897).
In 1976, the three institutions came together to form the West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education and in 1992 the institution was renamed Swansea Institute of Higher Education and became an independent Higher Education Corporation away from local authority control.
In 2008, and following a successful two-year inspection, the Privy Council gave permission for the institution to be renamed Swansea Metropolitan University.