About City

  1. Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
  2. City Information
  3. Education
  4. Sustainability & the Environment
  5. Working at City
  6. Facts about City
    1. Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor
    2. City Information
    3. Education
    4. Sustainability & the 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 2015)
  • In the top 10 UK universities for graduate starting salaries (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DHLE), 2012-13).

Notably, the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2014 rates our Sir John Cass Business School among the top four business schools in the UK and 18th in Europe.

World-leading research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an exercise to assess research quality at all UK higher education research institutions, rated 75.7% of City's submissions as being of world-leading 4* (23.3%) and internationally excellent 3* (52.4%) quality.

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 and many City of London livery companies are long-standing supporters of City.