Goldsmiths, University of London is a famous arts and social sciences university based in south-east London. Founded in 1891, it became part of the University of London in 1904 and currently has around 8,000 students from over 100 countries enrolled.
The department of Anthropology is often cited as one of the best in Europe and the Art department is recognised as one of Britain’s most prestigious. Goldsmiths University of London often ranks in the top five in the UK across all Art categories. An award-winning building housing IT, library and language-learning resources, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre is also on campus.Seven former students have won the prestigious Turner Prize and the University was the starting point of the Young British Artist movement of artists in the 1990s. Other alumni can be found in all aspects of media and arts, from music to writing, such as Blur and Damien Hirst.
- 97th in the Times University Guide 2021
- 105th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
- 461st in the QS World University Rankings 2022
Goldsmiths confirmed its place as a top 25 university in the UK for the quality of its research following the 2014 Research
Excellence Framework. Goldsmiths has also previously ranked first in London for high quality and helpful staff (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey).
- Type: Public
- Established: 1904, Constituent College of University of London
- 1891 – Goldsmiths’ Technical and Recreative Institute
- Parent institution: University of London
- Endowment: £2.9 m (2015)
- Chancellor: The Princess Royal
- (as Chancellor of the University of London)
- Warden Frances Corner
- Students: 10,090 (2019/20)
- Undergraduates: 6,500 (2019/20)
- Postgraduates: 3,590 (2019/20)
- Location: London, England, United Kingdom
- Campus: Campus