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.
Is cyberjacking a new threat to air travel?
When Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished en route to Beijing in March 2014, the horror and mystery of the story captivated the public. And as with any mystery, the lack of a definitive answer left a void for speculation ...
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.
High UV sensitivity in hooded seal eyes improves polar bear detection
Researchers have shown that hooded seals native to the Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic have eyes that are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, enabling them to spot polar bears that would usually be camouflaged ...
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 a meaningless and ...
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 Adrian Cheok.
New research reveals why children move into poverty
New research published today by NatCen Social Research and City University London uncovers the family-related factors driving changes in income that shifts a family below the poverty line.
Energy efficiency and the future of long-distance flight
Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard have suffered set-backs in their quest to circumnavigate the earth in an experimental solar-powered aircraft. The Swiss nationals are flying Solar Impulse 2, whose large fixed wing is ...
Insights from the European Social Survey shed light on wellbeing
Does parenthood make us happy? Can we migrate to become happier? How does gender inequality influence depression rates? And how do we define and measure individuals' wellbeing across Europe?
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 to reach a mainstream ...
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.