City prides itself on its innovative approach to education and research.
Our courses are enriched by the research of our academic staff. 86% of City research rated as world leading 4* (40%) and internationally excellent 3* (46%) quality (based on City's submission to the REF).
Our focus on business, practice and the professions provides our students with opportunities for direct interaction with future employers and makes our courses relevant, exciting and topical.
Many have innovative modes of study involving placement opportunities and engagement with high-profile visiting lecturers from the professions. This complements the academic expertise offered at City.
At City, University of London we take the responsibility of delivering high-quality teaching seriously and recognise that it is important to our students.
Our approach aims to support students in becoming professional, analytical and enquiring graduates who can play a substantial role in their professional environment.
To support learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, we established an integrated learning environment that combines physical and virtual learning spaces. This is used to support students in their studies, supplementing lectures and seminars with high quality online material.
The directorate for Learning Enhancement and Development supports our staff in creating new and responsive learning opportunities to lead our courses into the future.
As the highest academic body, Senate is responsible for City's academic policies and regulations. This framework aims to support high quality learning and the maintenance of academic standards that underpins our degree-awarding powers.
We undertake research at the frontier of practice that shapes the lives of thousands, inspires our students, and makes a tangible contribution to the knowledge economy.
High quality research across a broad range of areas, making a positive impact to society, is vital to our University. It helps us build a better education for our students, secure research funding for our academic staff, and contribute to the wider world.
The results of REF2021, which assessed research quality at all UK higher education research institutions, showed City making significant progress compared to the previous exercise in 2014.
Our research impact
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
Learn more about how our researchers produce world leading and internationally acclaimed research, as measured by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Research impact case studies
Discover the impact of our research case studies and how we help solve real-world problems, inspire change and reduce or prevent harm and other negative effects to society.
Our research strategy
Read our Research strategy and vision explaining our priorities, growing our reputation and developing world-leading research with far-reaching impact.
Our academic community has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to offer businesses.
We have a successful track record of adding value to business through activities such as consultancy and contract research.
Businesses and individuals have partnered with us on research projects addressing many business requirements and our experts have also been commissioned to undertake contract research; understanding the needs of the business and designing the project accordingly.
Our enterprise impact
Business case studies
Our business case studies show how City experts, alongside Academic Enterprise, share their expertise. We’re partnering with businesses across the UK to bring them the latest thinking and technology.
Our academic expertise, knowledge and advice helps businesses grow and develops solutions to a wide range of business challenges.