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Did you know? University of Greenwich

Quality teaching

Eighty-nine per cent of students who took part in the National Student Survey said that staff are good at explaining things, and also gave high ratings to the fact that their courses are intellectually stimulating and that lecturers are enthusiastic and make their subjects interesting.

Award-winning teachers

Our staff include a winner of the Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher Award and several National Teaching Fellows, a status which recognises exceptional teaching.

Research that's outstanding

Our research on tsetse fly was named by Universities UK as one of the eight most important discoveries made in a UK university over the past 60 years.

Research that's life saving

We are developing stents (tiny artificial tubes for keeping open damaged arteries) that can deliver drugs more effectively into the bloodstream.

A collaboration between the university and a UK engineering company has produced a bomb disposal robot that's lighter and easier to carry into the field.

Research that's inspiring

The university's Natural Resources Institute works across the world to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. Its research helps meet challenges such as pests and diseases and brings new technology and expertise to farmers in developing countries.

Glittering prizes

Our students regularly win awards; recent prizewinners include the recipient of a national tourism prize and a Student Midwife of the Year, while an innovative business idea from a University of Greenwich law student recently won him a trip to the Hong Kong office of law firm Eversheds.

These success stories reflect our long history of student achievement. The pinnacle of this is perhaps Nobel Prize winner Professor Charles Kao, 'Godfather of Broadband', who is one of our alumni.

A focus on jobs

We work with employers to provide the workplace skills students really need. Employers help design and shape programme content, ensuring our teaching reflects the latest developments in industry.

Committed to the environment

We are the greenest university in the UK, according to the People & Planet Green League Table. Our carbon emissions are down 22% on 2005, and we've introduced solar panels, electricity from renewable sources and our very own beehive!

Inspiring settings

Greenwich Campus is based on a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. As part of the Old Royal Naval College, it was described by The Independent newspaper as "more breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV".

A cosmopolitan place to study

Each year, students from hundreds of countries join the University of Greenwich. They bring fresh perspectives, and many form friendships that span continents and last lifetimes.

Bringing benefits to business

We can solve problems that restrict business growth. For instance, we helped fudge manufacturer Fudge Kitchen develop a more retail-friendly product with a longer shelf life. Such relationships are good for business – Fudge Kitchen expects a considerable boost in turnover – and can strengthen our programmes through real practical examples.