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The term new universities has been used informally to refer to several different waves of new universities created, or renamed as such, in multiple countries. In many cases, these are former polytechnics or professional colleges which receive the status of a university. The term is used in the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Sweden and Norway.

In the United Kingdom, the term is used to refer to institutions given university status after 1992.[1]

In France, the term refers to eight universities created during the 1990s that are unaffiliated.[2]

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  1. ^ Catherine Armstrong (10 June 2008). "What is a University in the UK". Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  2. ^ (in French) Universités nouvelles : que reste-t-il de leur jeunesse ?