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.
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 The court said links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased on request.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 ...
One Europe or many?
As attention on the economic differences between European countries continue following the Great Recession, the European Social Survey reveals significant differences in moral and social attitudes too.
A new model of social class
The BBC has published the results from the 'Great British Class Survey' which has revealed a new model of social class with seven categories ranging from the Elite at the top to a 'Precariat' at the bottom. ...
Clarity needed over food co-op motivations
The diversity between models of food co-op can cause confusion, a new report from the Centre for Food Policy has concluded, and communities need to be clear about their motivations for running one. ...
Researchers examine the rise of liveblogging
Dr Neil Thurman and Anna Walters, from City University London's Journalism School, have just published a study into liveblogging, which is becoming the default format for covering major breaking news stories, sports events, ...
Plan for sustainable food production and consumption part of U.N.'s 'Avoiding Future Famines' report
A United Nations report, published to coincide with World Food Day, has warned that unless there is more action to preserve the ecological foundation of the world's food system we will witness serious food shortages as the ...