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    Question Do I need the before the name of my university?

    Hi,
    Do I need "the" before the name of my university?
    1. The Wroclaw University of Technology
    2. Wroclaw University of Technology
    What is the difference between "the Wroclaw University of Technology" and "Wroclaw University of Technology"?
    And, where and when should we put "the" before the name?

    Thank you in advance.


    P.S.
    Wroclaw is the name of city in Poland.

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    Re: Do I need the before the name of my university?

    No, I wouldn't put the in this case. When do you put the in front of a university name? When it begins with the word university.

    For example: I went to THE University of Washington but my brother attended Cal State.

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    Re: Do I need the before the name of my university?

    Thanks for your answer and I have next question.

    Do I need "the" before the name of my university in the header?

    Header:
    Politechnika Wroclawska - name of university in my language
    (the Wroclaw University of Technology) - translated name of university in the brackets

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    Re: Do I need the before the name of my university?

    I wouldn't use the.

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    Re: Do I need the before the name of my university?

    I'm asking for name of university in English language, of course.

    (the Wroclaw University of Technology) - translated name of university in the brackets

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    Re: Do I need the before the name of my university?

    I know: (Wroclaw University of Technology)

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    Re: Do I need the before the name of my university?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathvit View Post
    No, I wouldn't put the in this case. When do you put the in front of a university name? When it begins with the word university.

    For example: I went to THE University of Washington but my brother attended Cal State.
    While it is common to use "the" before the name of a university that begins with the word "University", it is not required unless "The" is part of the university name. One that I know of is "The Ohio State University".

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