The University of Central Lancashire is regularly abbreviated as UCLan. It is a public university that is located in Preston, Lancashire. Formerly, it was founded as The Institution for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in 1828. In 1932, its name was changed as Harris Art College. Its name was also changed as Preston Polytechnic In 1973 and then Lancashire Polytechnic in 1984. It got the university status in 1992 by the Privy Council. Sir Francis Kennedy was the first chancellor of this university. The students and the researchers come from more than 100 countries. This university has many schools, such as: Dentistry; Forensic and Applied Sciences; Community Health and Midwifery; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Journalism, Languages and Communication; Engineering; Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Nursing; Psychology; Medicine; Sport and Wellbeing; Art, Design and Fashion; Health Sciences; Lancashire Law School; Social Work, Care and Community; Lancashire Business School; Film, Media and Performance; Physical Sciences and Computing; and Myerscough College.