University Of Greenwich Info

University Of Greenwich Info

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The University of Greenwich is a British, United Kingdom-based university. It has three campuses in London and Kent, England. These are located at Greenwich, in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, and in Avery Hill and Medway.Previous names include Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic.

It is the greenest university in the UK in 2012 as assessed by The People & Planet Green League.

The university has ranked well in terms of student satisfaction across all 20 listed universities in London – with it topping lists of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 consecutively. It has not left the top five since its entry in 2010. The University of Greenwich has been ranked among the 200 institutions with the most global outlook and named one of the “most international” universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

The university’s range of subjects includes architecture, business, computing, mathematics, education, engineering, humanities, maritime studies, natural sciences, pharmacy and social sciences. It has a strong research focus and well-established links to the scientific community.

University Of Greenwich Info

History

The university dates back to November 1891, when Woolwich Polytechnic, the second-oldest[6]polytechnic in the United Kingdom, opened in Woolwich. In 1970, Woolwich Polytechnic merged with Hammersmith College of Art and Building to form Thames Polytechnic. In the following years, Dartford College (1976), Avery Hill College (1985), Garnett College (1987) and parts of Goldsmiths College and the City of London College (1988) were incorporated.

In 1992, Thames Polytechnic was granted university status by the Major government (together with various other polytechnics) and renamed University of Greenwich in 1993. In 2001, the university gave up its historic main campus in the Bathway Quarter in Woolwich, relocating to its current main campus in Greenwich.

Oldest Woolwich Polytechnic building (1891), Bathway Quarter, Woolwich