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The university I studied at has recently (a few months ago at the time of writing) changed its name.

When including my degree from this university on my CV, what should I put? The name on my degree, the current name, or perhaps both?

  • possible duplicate of In résumé/cover letter what to put if company changed its name? – gnat Jan 20 '15 at 20:28
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    @gnat I did wonder this myself, but eventually decided that the added complication of my degree being an official document in the University's old name was enough of a differentiator - in my opinion there's also more "prestige" built around a university's name than that of a company. Of course, I'll accept it if the community decides otherwise! – BiscuitBaker Jan 20 '15 at 20:40
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Both. With the old name in parentheses.

You want to avoid confusion, so give them all the information they need. This is the same way you would handle a company name change. Sometimes the name change is simple: College to University. Other times it more complex.

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    I think it also depends on how recent the name change is. I graduated 38 years ago and the college changed its name more than 10 years ago. I go with the current name now. – HLGEM Jan 20 '15 at 19:43
  • you could put "nee {old name}" in brackets, if you wanted to use a fancy term that is somewhat applicable! – bharal Jan 20 '15 at 20:03
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    I wouldn't use nee (or née) - universities aren't born - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_at_birth – HorusKol Jan 20 '15 at 22:11
  • Just something like "University of FizzBuzz (formerly University of FooBar)" is fine I think. – Konamiman Jan 22 '15 at 12:59

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