About City

  1. Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
  2. City Information
  3. Education
  4. City, the Community & Environment
  5. Working at City
  6. Facts about City
    1. Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
    2. City Information
    3. Education
    4. City, the Community & Environment
    5. Working at City
    6. Facts about City

About City

City University London is a leading international University and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

City University London is a special place. With skill and dedication, we have been using education, research and enterprise to transform the lives of our students, our community and the world for over a hundred years.

Academic excellence for business and the professions

We are a leading international university and the only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

A highly rated university

We are proud of the quality of our education, research and enterprise and of our high rankings in recent surveys. Our University is:

  • Among the top five per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2012/13)
  • Ranked 9th for graduate-level jobs (The Sunday Times University Guide 2013). 

Notably, the Financial Times rates our Sir John Cass Business School among the top four business schools in the UK, 13th in Europe over the past three years, and in the top 1% in the world. Our Business and Management courses are ranked 1st in London and 2nd in the UK, our Nursing courses are also ranked 1st in London (Guardian University Guide 2013) and the Times Good University Guide 2013 places us 2nd in the UK for Social Policy.

World-leading research

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) identified 15 areas of academic activity where City's research was assessed as achieving world-leading quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

A vibrant international community

Our outlook is truly global. We welcome students, academics and professional staff from all around the world, work to international levels of research excellence and cultivate a growing network of international research partnerships.

Central London location

We are located in the heart of London, within easy reach of several central Underground stations and just a few stops from the British Library and the West End. We are minutes away from the Square Mile - London's world-famous financial district - and the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, major arts complexes and media offices, teaching hospitals and specialist medical research centres.

Since our foundation over a century ago, we have always enjoyed deep-rooted links with the City of London. The Lord Mayor of London is the Chancellor of the University, students attend their graduation ceremonies within the prestigious surroundings of Guildhall and many City of London livery companies are long-standing supporters of City.