Goldsmiths, University Of London Profile

Goldsmiths College is a constituent college of the University of London (UK), consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the UK and in the world. It is a member of the 1994 Group of research-focused institutions, and highly regarded in the RAE as one of the top 35 research-intensive universities in the UK.

It has 15 academic departments and a number of smaller centres and units, offering a wide range of subjects in the arts, humanities, social sciences and computing.

In 2004 the College celebrates 100 years as part of the University of London. In 2007 it was announced as one of the top five coolest brands in the country (for the fifth year running), according to Superbrands Cool Council.

Ratings and Ranking Profile:

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is ranked 407th in 2006, 401-500th in 2007 and moving up to 394th globally in 2008. Goldsmiths is also ranked amongst the world's best in the subject tables, rated 105th in the world for Arts and Humanities, and 271st for Social Sciences in 2008.

- According to the Times Good University Guide, it is ranked 52nd in 2008, 46th in 2009 and 45th in 2010.

- According to the Independent Complete University Guide, it is ranked 51st in 2008, 44th in 2009 and 37th in 2010.

- 39th in the Guardian University Guide 2010 (rated 52nd in 2008 and 42nd in 2009).

- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the college is ranked within Top 35 in the following league tables: 33rd in the Times Higher Education, 34th in The Guardian and 24th in The Independent.

- 37th for computer science and informatics (RAE 2008).

- The Department of Media and Communications is placed among the top four in the nation (RAE 2008), with 80% of research submitted achieved the top two grades of 3* or 4*, ie, ‘World Leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’.

- 6th for Art and Design, 13th for Drama, Dance and Cinematics, 18th for music department (Times 2009).

- 51st in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking (2007).

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