Goldsmiths, University of London

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Goldsmiths, University of London, legally the Goldsmiths' College, is a constituent research university of the University of London in England.[3] It was originally founded in 1891 as The Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in New Cross, London.[4] It was renamed Goldsmiths' College after being acquired by the University of London in 1904, and specialises in the arts, design, computing, humanities and social sciences.[5] The main building on campus, known as the Richard Hoggart Building, was originally opened in 1792 and is the site of the former Royal Naval School.[6]

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Goldsmiths' College
Latin: Collegium Aurifabri
Former names
The Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute
TypePublic constituent college
Established1891 – Tertiary college
1904 – Constituent college
Parent institution
University of London
Endowment£3.19 million (2021)[1]
Budget£126.44 million (2021)[1]
ChancellorThe Princess Royal
(as Chancellor of the University of London)
WardenFrances Corner
Students10,090 (2019/20)[2]
Undergraduates6,500 (2019/20)[2]
Postgraduates3,590 (2019/20)[2]
8 Lewisham Way

51.4739°N 0.0354°W / 51.4739; -0.0354
Colours  Purple
AffiliationsUniversity of London
Association of Commonwealth Universities
Universities UK

According to Quacquarelli Symonds (2021), Goldsmiths ranks 12th in Communication and Media Studies, 15th in Art & Design and is ranked in the top 50 in the areas of Anthropology, Sociology and the Performing Arts.[7] In 2020, the university enrolled over 10,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.[2] 37% of students come from outside the United Kingdom and 52% of all undergraduates are mature students (aged 21 or over at the start of their studies).[8] Additionally, around a third of students at Goldsmiths are postgraduate students.[2]