History, Affiliations and Rankings
For 140 years, the institutions which eventually formed Middlesex University have been based in North London. The university grew out of mergers between different schools and colleges in the area beginning in 1878 when St. Katherine's College, a female teacher training college, was created in Tottenham. It was joined by Hornsey College of Art, founded in 1882, Ponders End Technical Institute, founded in 1901, and Hendon Technical Institute opened in 1939. Founded in 1878, Middlesex University is a public university linked to the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of European Universities, the Union of Modern Universities, and British Universities. It obtained university status in 1992 and decided to reorganize its academic institute into a college in 2012. The University has student exchange links with over 100 universities in 22 countries across Europe, the USA and the world. It also has academic affiliations with ACU, EUA, MillionPlus, and Universities UK.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
In addition to London, the university has three other campuses in Dubai, Mauritius, and Malta. The London campus has a neo-Georgian architectural style. A new learning resource centre was built together with a central library of thousands of books, which provides students with access 24 hours a day. The Ritman Building is a new development project on campus. The College of Science and Technology and the College of Arts and Creative Industries are located on the premises. The Forum on the Hendon campus has excellent bars, entertainment venues and cafes, and a modern gym. Students can also enjoy various clubs and societies operated by the Student Union. In addition, the university is home to the first network factory in the UK. Middlesex offers students a variety of courses that are delivered by three faculties: Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of the Arts and Creative Industries. The University’s research covers a wide spectrum of subjects across various topics including Art and Design, Education, Social Science and Economics, Geography, Law, Music, Professional Practice, Software Engineering and Algorithms.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Its research project on age diversity was selected for inclusion in the Research Councils' "Big Ideas for the Future" report in 2011. Middlesex has student exchange links with 100+ universities in 22 countries across Europe, the United States, and the world. Middlesex University is one of the most popular universities in the UK for international students. More than one-third of the students are international students from more than 140 countries. If necessary, university English courses can help international students prepare for English learning. A research report by the Parthenon Group listed Middlesex University as the top 10 UK universities for graduate salaries, putting students in a favourable position to succeed in the highly competitive job market. The university has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize three times and has twice received Queen's Award for Enterprise for its international work. The Notable Alumni from Middlesex University include but are not limited to Neville Brody (Graphic Designer), Keith Khan (British Artist), Sir Anish Kapoor (Sculptor), Monica Ali (Writer) and Ruth England (Actress).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Middlesex University has 40,000+ students from around the world and 160 international partnerships. Middlesex University also provides an EU Settlement Scheme to give an opportunity to protect your residence and continue to study and work in the UK. Their International Community of students and academics include 145 nationalities across their campuses. During their studies, the university helps students find relevant job internships and prepare them for their careers. Alumni from Middlesex University are primarily employed at Amazon, Barclays, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce.