Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Curran
City is a special place in the world of higher education. We're a leading global University, committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and located in the heart of a great global City.
We are proud of our Victorian heritage and value our roots in the Northampton Institute, the Inns of Court School of Law and Saint Bartholomew's College of Nursing. Our links with the City of London are strong, through our Chancellor, the Lord Mayor and the Livery Companies, which have long supported us.
I am especially grateful to Alderman Sir Michael Bear and Alderman David Wootton for their involvement with the University throughout 2011 and their dedication to supporting the education of our students.
We have come a long way since gaining University title in 1966. We are now among the top five per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12 and the top 30 UK universities according to the Times Higher Table of Tables 2011.