City, University of London shortlisted for University of the Year
The nominees for the 2016 Times Higher Education Awards have been announced
City, University of London has been shortlisted for the 'University of the Year' accolade in the Times Higher Education magazine's prestigious annual awards.
The awards, which are in their 12th year, showcase the pioneering spirit, adaptability and quality of the UK’s higher education sector. The 'University of the Year' award is the flagship accolade and is awarded to the institution that has demonstrated exceptional performance during the 2014/15 academic year.
Research, teaching, access and business performance are all taken into account. However, the main criterion will be evidence of particular bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives that have advanced the institution's reputation.
Professor Sir Paul Curran, President of City, University of London, commented:
“It is tremendous to be able to announce our nomination in this prestigious category on the same day as City becomes part of the University of London, the latest accomplishment in a remarkable year for City. The nomination is recognition of the commitment of our staff to academic excellence, enhancing the student experience and innovation in the sector.”
Winners of the Times Higher Education Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday 24th November.
The nomination is the most recent cause for celebration this year. In April, The Complete University Guide 2017 ranked City first in London and in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction. In May, City was ranked 18th (and fourth in London) in the Guardian University Guide 2017. City officially joined the University of London federation, one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK, on the 1stSeptember 2016. City’s official name is now ‘City, University of London’.
The University of London is a collegiate research university located in London, consisting of 18 constituent colleges, nine research institutes and a number of central bodies.