The University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich

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The University of Greenwich

Established in 1890 as Woolwich Polytechnic, the University of Greenwich was the second educational establishment of its type in the UK. It pioneered the country’s first part-time, day-release and sandwich courses.

The university aims to merge strong regional links and a mission for access and lifelong learning with applied research and an international role. Today the University of Greenwich is one of London’s largest universities with over 24,000 students across its three campuses at Greenwich, Avery Hill and Chatham, in the Medway area of Kent. Occupying key positions at both ends of the Thames Gateway, the university is an engine for regeneration in the area, working with government, local authorities and business. In partnership with employers, it is training the next generation of professionals in fields such as architecture, computing and engineering as well as teachers, nurses and midwives. It welcomes more than 4,000 overseas students from 100 countries.

  • Scholarships in Sustainable Development

    Scholarship funding will enable some of our most exceptional students to continue to carry... More
  • Strength & Conditioning Exercises for the Elderly

    Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people over 75 in the UK. They can... More
  • Kinase Drug Development

    Kinases are key enzymes involved in signalling in a number of healthy cellular processes i... More
  • Easier Lives

    Plans to investigate ways in which automatic and context-aware computer control and monito... More
  • The Secure Maritime Environment Research Centre

    There is a pressing need for informed debate about the use of the ocean and the impact thi... More
  • Rats: controlling a global problem

    Rats can damage buildings, roads, dykes, pipes, electrical wires, fishing nets and househo... More
  • Fighting armyworm in Kenya and Tanzania

    Armyworm are caterpillars of a night flying moth which lays its eggs on grasses and cereal... More
  • Cassava: raising rural incomes

    Cassava is a woody shrub that is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and ... More
  • Tackling sleeping sickness in Africa

    Sleeping sickness, spread by tsetse fly, is rife in Africa, threatening over 60 million pe... More
  • Care Leavers

    The University of Greenwich has a long and proud tradition of providing life-changing oppo... More