Goldsmiths University of London - Gold • London, United Kingdom
Goldsmiths, University of London is one of the leading UK Universities for Art & Design and Communication & Media Studies. It is a public research university, with a campus in London. Goldsmiths offers a wide range of outstanding academic courses in the fields of the arts, design, humanities, and social sciences. It was founded in 1891 as Goldsmiths' Technicians and Recreative Institute, and was acquired by the University of London in 1904 and renamed Goldsmiths' College. Today, Goldsmiths is proud to consider itself a close-knit community with a rich academic heritage. It ranked 3rd in the UK for effective training, according to the Guardian University League Tables 2017, and was rated in the UK's top 25 for the quality of its research by the Research Excellence Framework (THE research intensity ranking). It is a world-leader in new knowledge, providing its students with the necessary tools and means to find employment in the fast-changing world of the creative industries. The student body is diverse, with students coming from all around the globe to study at Goldsmiths. About 20% or students come from outside the UK. Nearly a third of students are postgraduate students. The university was also ranked in the world's elite in 10 subjects.