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Global City

Welcome to Global City

City, University of London, attracts students and staff from around the world, has a global alumni network, produces world class research that addresses issues of global concern and has partnerships with a number of leading international universities.

About Global City

City has an ambitious, international strategy outlining how it will continue its journey to becoming a truly global university over the period until 2026. Through this work we aspire to develop world leading research which responds to global issues, attract talented staff and students from around the world and develop strong relationships with a global community of alumni, employers and partner universities.

Read more about our vision and how we plan to achieve it in our Internationalisation Strategy.

  • In 2015/16 7,505 of all students at City were from outside the UK, representing 39.5% of total enrolments. Of these, 11.7% were from within and 27.8% were from outside the EU
  • 453 students spent between a term and a year at City via the Study Abroad programme
  • 43% of City’s academic staff are from outside the UK
  • 28 members of staff undertook either a teaching or training mobility at a university in Europe via the Erasmus+ programme
  • City currently has a global alumni membership of 140,000 and a network of alumni ambassadors around the world. Read more about City’s alumni here
  • In the 2014 REF, 23% of City’s submitted research was considered world-leading (4*) and 52.5% was considered internationally excellent (3*); 1,470 research journal publications from staff at City were with an international co-author. This accounts for 42.8% of all publications.

Global Vision

Our vision is to become a leading global university and to do that we will embed a global outlook into everything we do at City. The Internationalisation Strategy sets out a clear direction for broader, deeper and more strategic international partnerships and activities to benefit our students and staff and support the growth of our global reputation.

Professor Stanton Newman, Vice-President International

Meet the team

The International Partnerships and Development (IPAD) team is a central hub for internationalisation at City. The work of the team is led by Professor Stanton Newman, Vice-President (International) with the support of Professor Victoria Joffe, Academic Director, International. The team works closely with academic Schools, central departments and external partners.

In each of City’s five schools there is an Associate Dean International (ADI) responsible for promoting international work and reporting on international activity within their school to the Internationalisation Committee.

Read more about our ADIs: links below

Meet the International Partnership and Development (IPAD) team

The IPAD team is available to offer support and guidance on all aspects of international work, from co-ordinating international visits and advising on partnerships to raising the profile of City’s international activity. The team is made up of the following staff: We are currently in the process of developing profiles for this section of the website https://www.city.ac.uk/people/staff, so it would be good to link through to those once they are ready

  • Head of International Relations - Mark Hertlein
  • Study Abroad Manager - Jamie Avery
  • International Partnerships Manager - Aliya Sorgen
  • Internationalisation Engagement Manager - Laura Southerland
  • Internationalisation Development Manager - Noomi Weinberg
  • Internationalisation Development Manager - Ina Wang
  • International Partnerships Administrator - Kristina Everett
  • International Partnerships Assistant - Chelsea Millgat

Contact us:

International Partnerships
Development City
University of London
Northampton Square

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Global Education

International curriculum

City is committed to ensuring that our curriculum reflects the interconnected and global reach of many of our subjects and that it draws on and reflects the experience of City’s highly international staff and student body. We have recently recruited an Academic Director, International who will lead this work, in conjunction with City’s five schools.

Transnational Education

City provides opportunities to study for a degree outside of the UK, including Maritime Law and Maritime Operations and Management courses in Greece, an online course in Global Finance offered by CASS and a number of executive programmes via its Dubai Centre.

Pathway Programmes for International Students

IPAD manages two pathway programmes which provide routes for overseas students to study at City: the INTO City, University of London joint venture and the partnership with Kaplan International College London.

Staff and student exchange programmes

Undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral (taught and research) students at City may have the opportunity to take an international study or work placement as part of their programme.

Find out more about student exchange at City, University of London

Find out more about staff exchange at City, University of London on our staff hub

Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Programme is an opportunity for non-UK students to study at City, University of London for one semester or a whole academic year. They receive credit towards their degree in their home institution.

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at City, University of London

WC2 student participation

The WC2 University Network hosts an annual meeting of faculty and students from member institutions. Students whose work fits within the current themes of the network: business, eco-campus, food security, global cultures health, migration and transport can apply to attend the conference.

For more information on the application process contact your school’s Associate Dean International

Global Partnerships

Global Partnerships

Partnership with institutions around the world are crucial to developing our global reach, impact and influence. City has range of formal partnerships which underpin its exchange programmes and collaborative provision.

WC2 University Network

City is a founding member of the WC2 University network, established in 2010, which brings together leading universities located in the heart of major world cities in order to address cultural, environmental and political issues of common interest to world cities and their universities. For further information please visit the WC2 website.

Interested in working with us?

If you are interested in working with us please contact us.

Global Community

Global Community

City aspires to have global impact through the way it creates, shares and applies knowledge. We’re committed to contributing to the global good through research that addresses issues which go beyond borders such as immigration law, food policy and data visualisation.

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) City recently re-joined the ACU, the world's first international university network with more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries. Membership of the ACU will enable City to extend its global reach, connections and profile through providing access to grants for early career academics as well as fellowships for academic and professional staff to undertake research or training in other Commonwealth countries. Membership also offers opportunities for City to benchmark aspects of our university’s management and participate in virtual special interest groups which bring together university staff across the Commonwealth.

Global City Week

City’s first Global City Week was held from 19-23 February 2018. Find out more about this year's programme

Global Talks Series

IPAD is running a Global Talks Series which provide a platform for inspiring speakers. Check back here for details of upcoming talks.

Read more about past talks here

Special Interest Groups

City is running a series of regional groups for staff across the university who are working on specific geographic regions.

In 2017 staff working on South Asia and Africa met in the inaugural sessions of their groups.


Find out more about Internationalisation at City, University of London

27th February 2018: Diversity showcased at International City Week.

Staff and students celebrated the first ever International City Week in style, marking the 160 countries that make up City’s global community.

19th January 2018: Next stop City, University of London

City, University of London welcomed a new intake of INTO students.