The University of Bedfordshire is based in Bedford and Luton, the two largest towns in Bedfordshire, England. University of Bedfordshire came into existence when, the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University merged in August 2006. It is one of the largest providers of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in UK. The University is also known for its vibrant and cosmopolitan student Population. It has approximately 24,000 students. Nearly 3,000 international students study with the university.
Since its inception, research has been a buzzword for this university. With 10 research institutes covering a wide spectrum of subjects the University of Bedfordshire conducts exciting and innovative research. This research has an impact on the wider community, public sector policy, business practices, education, healthcare, science and sport, and many more. The University hosts the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research opened in 2012, which carried out the first British study of Cyberstalking and other forms of harassment online. In 2012, it established a UNESCO chair in New Media Forms of the Book to analyze trends in the use of electronic media, mobile media and Internet technologies through research and practice.