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University of Greenwich
English Name: University of Greenwich
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: UK
Found Year:
Address: Park Row
Website: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/

The University of Greenwich is a leading London university, with an innovative and modern approach to teaching, research and enterprise.

A multi-faculty, campus-based university, it is home to a diverse community of nearly 22,000 students studying in the UK, one in five of them postgraduate.

 

The university is also home to a thriving international community of students from more than 100 countries. Greenwich has more students studying overseas with collaborative partners (including franchises) than any other UK university – over 16,000 students at 48 institutions. Major partners include SBCS in Trinidad, MSA in Egypt and SEGi in Malaysia.

 

Greenwich has three magnificent, historic campuses in south-east London and Kent. These include one at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in a UNESCO World Heritage site: “one of the grandest university settings in the world” according to The Times and Sunday Times University Guide. It also has campuses at Avery Hill, south-east London, and at an elegant Edwardian red-brick site in Medway, Kent.

 

Greenwich takes particular pride in its excellent standards of teaching and high levels of student satisfaction. Maximising the individual potential of each student through outstanding learning and teaching are among the prime objectives in the university’s current Strategic Plan (2012-17). The quality of teaching at Greenwich scored highly in the latest NSS results.

 

The university has won international recognition for the quality of its applied research, which makes a real and practical difference to society. The institution also has a long track record of solving problems for governments, charities, industry and other partners, working in fields such as computer modelling, fire safety, pain management, pharmaceuticals and sustainable development. Research to tackle Africa’s tsetse fly, which spreads the killer disease sleeping sickness, was named as one of the eight most important discoveries to be made by a UK university over the past 60 years (Universities UK, 2009).

World-leading research and training is also carried out by its Natural Resources Institute to support global food security and poverty reduction in developing countries.

The university has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher & Further Education, and nine Times Higher Education Awards, including those for Most Innovative Teacher, Outstanding Contribution to Innovation & Technology and Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development. Most recently it was awarded International Collaboration of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards, for an important economic development project that transformed the livelihoods of thousands of the world’s poorest farming families in Africa. 

 

Greenwich also won a Guardian University Award in both 2014 and 2015 for Research Impact.

Greenwich has achieved the best quality rating in London in 2015 for the education and training of midwives, adult nurses and mental health nurses. 


The university’s £80 million, state-of-the-art Stockwell Street development opened in 2014. The university’s own specialists in architecture contributed to a building that includes 14 landscaped roof terraces, dedicated to research and teaching. Students also benefit from a large architecture studio, a model-making workshop, and TV and sound studios. Students from across the university use the building’s splendid library, as well as its lecture theatres, seminar rooms and other facilities.

 

The Stockwell Street building has picked up national awards for architectural excellence and has been shortlisted for the highly prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize 2015.

A £25 million project to redevelop the university’s Dreadnought Building as a student centre, at the heart of the Greenwich Campus, is now under way. Once completed, students will benefit from state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces with enhanced computing facilities.

 

There is a huge commitment from the university in preparing students for graduate employment throughout their degree courses. Greenwich runs an innovative job-hunting and careers guidance services for all students, ensuring access to extensive expert help when it comes to finding sought-after, graduate-level employment.

 

This includes a unique partnership with Reed NCFE, one of the UK's leading employment and skills providers, to assist final-year students. Reed NCFE liaises with employers on behalf of students to create work experience, internship and employment opportunities. Last year, more than 40 per cent of students undertook a three-month work placement as part of their course. Hundreds of graduates are now landing jobs and internships in their chosen professions.

 

Famous alumni include Professor Charles Kao, Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of fibre optics; Ian Livingstone CBE, entrepreneur and co-founder of prominent games company Games Workshop; and Solomon Wifa, lawyer, the youngest ever MD of a major law firm.

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