City University London (informally City University or City) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and became a university in 1966, when it adopted its present name. City University has its main campus in the Islington area of central London, with additional campuses in the City of London and the Holborn, Smithfield and Whitechapel areas of London. It is organised into seven Schools, within which there are around 40 academic departments and centres. City's mission is to provide "academic excellence for business and the professions". City University has been consistently highly ranked for its graduate employability and graduate salaries. It had a total income of £178.6 million in 2010/11, of which £8 million was from research grants and contracts. It is ranked 356th in the world in the 2011 QS World University Rankings and within the Times Higher Education top 100 world universities under 50 years old. City University is a member of the Association of MBAs, EQUIS and Universities UK.
Why do people waste so much time at work?
Based on research undertaken at Cass Business School, City University London, Professor Fleming explores how the act of working is no longer about survival and self-preservation, but has now morphed into ...
Hyperconnectivity and the future of internet communication
"Hyperconnectivity and the Future of Internet Communication" (Lambert Academic Publishing, May 2015) is the title of a new book edited by City University London Professor of Pervasive Computing, Professor ...
Protest activity can be predicted by social media, study finds
High levels of social media activity can be used to forecast increases in protest participation – but successful prediction may depend on location, a study has found.
The return of pre-Internet games consoles such as the ZX Spectrum and the Atari 2600
Released 33 years ago, the ZX Spectrum computer was an 8-bit personal home computer made in the UK by Sir Clive Sinclair's Sinclair Research Ltd. The Spectrum was among the first home computers in the UK ...
Selling visas could help eradicate 'booming' human smuggling trade
Researchers say that using a new visa-selling economic model could help governments eradicate human smuggling.
Biased statistic leads to less spending for severe railway accidents
City University London Professor of Engineering Development, Professor Philip Thomas, says that the Department for Transport's (DfT) safety policy on severe railway accidents, is based on opinion measurements that were filtered ...
Strategies for seeking serendipity and how to support them in digital information environments
Research carried out by Lecturer in Information Interaction in City University London's Department of Computer Science, Dr Stephnn Makri suggests that serendipity is more than a 'happy accident.' Though it ...
City academic calls on UK government to fix 'broken food system'
Professor of Food Policy at City University London, Tim Lang, has joined with leading UK food, farming and wildlife organisations to produce a new report released today.
Freedom of expression and the right to be forgotten
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called "right to be forgotten." The court said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request. ...
Education system failing deaf children, research shows
The British education system is neglecting the needs of deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research led by academics from City University London and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Beating cancer through gaming
Current City University London students and alumni have been instrumental in producing a new smartphone game in which players analyse real cancer data with the aim of finding new treatments.
The future of mobile: Smart watches and sweet smelling mobiles
As the mobile phone industry undergoes sweeping changes, Professor Adrian Cheok, Professor of Pervasive Computing, discusses smart watches, haptics and mobile phones that send text messages and sweet fragrances.
Report shows increase in number of women on FTSE 100 boards
A progress report, co-authored by Dr Ruth Sealy (pictured, left) from City's Department of Psychology and published by Cranfield School of Management, shows that women now account for 19 per cent of FTSE 100 and 15 per cent ...
Investment in student experience pays dividends in latest National Student Survey
The release of the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) results reveals an overall satisfaction rating of 86 percent for City University London, a seven percent increase on 2012.
More than ninety percent of newspaper reading still with print editions
A new study by Dr Neil Thurman, from City's Department of Journalism, shows that an average of at least ninety six percent of the time spent with newspapers by their UK readers was in print (excluding use of 'apps'). The ...