university in Westminster, UK
The University of Westminster is a public research university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it is one of Britain's oldest higher education institutions and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK. The polytechnic became the University of Westminster in 1992.
Westminster has its main campus in Regent Street in central London, with additional campuses in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow. It also operates the Westminster International University in Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The university is organised into three colleges and twelve schools, within which there are around 65 departments and centres, including the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), which is ranked in the Global Top 40 by the QS World University Rankings, the Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Policy Studies Institute. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, EFMD, EQUIS, the European University Association and Universities UK.
Westminster's alumni include a Nobel Prize winner, heads of state, multiple politicians and mayors, award winning artists, journalists and poets; BAFTA winning filmmakers, Oscar nominated cinematographers, and Grammy Awards winning musicians.
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