University of Greenwich

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University of Greenwich
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Motto "To learn, to do, to achieve."
Established 1992
Chancellor Lord Holme of Cheltenham
Vice-Chancellor Baroness Tessa Blackstone
Location Greenwich, United Kingdom
Students 20,000 total (5500 graduate)
League Table 87th (Guardian, 2004)
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Homepage http://www.gre.ac.uk
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The University of Greenwich is a university in Greenwich, London. In 2004 the former Education Secretary Baroness Tessa Blackstone was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Although Greenwich only became a university in 1992, it was previously a polytechnic college, and some of its constituents - it is the result of a series of mergers - were founded over 100 years ago. Today its largest campus (Maritime Greenwich) is situated beside the Thames in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, designed as a naval hospital in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren. On one side it has views over the Thames to the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf, and on the other to Greenwich Park and the Royal Obervatory. The grounds are regularly used by TV and film producers as a convenient filming location, for example for the 2004 Stage Beauty.

Teaching and research

As a post-1992 university, Greenwich focuses on teaching and training. It has particular strengths in business studies through its Business School. [1] (http://www.gre.ac.uk/schools/business/index.html) In 2005 it ranked 16th (out of 86) for media studies in The Guardian's rankings.[2] (http://education.guardian.co.uk/universityguide2005/) It also has strong links with further education colleges in the Thames Gateway area, and plays a leading regional role in training teachers, nurses and social care professionals.

In March 2005 it was announced that Greenwich would be one of three British universities charging less than the 3000-per-year limit to be introduced from academic year 2006. After consultation with students, Greenwich will charge 2,500 for its undergraduate courses. Vicechancellor Baroness Blackstone said this was "a reflection of our wish to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds". [3] (http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/comment/story/0,,1441087,00.html)

Greenwich also houses some first-class research and consultancy, notably in fire safety [4] (http://fseg.gre.ac.uk/), natural resources [5] (http://www.nri.org), social network analysis and public services [6] (http://www.psiru.org).

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