University of Westminster

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Formation1838
HeadquartersWestminster, London
Public university based in London, United Kingdom

The University of Westminster is a public research university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it was the first polytechnic to open in London.[1] The Polytechnic formally received a Royal charter in August 1839, and became the University of Westminster in 1992.

Overview

Westminster has its main campus in Regent Street in central London. It also operates the Westminster International University in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.[2] 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) and the Centre for the Study of Democracy. It also has its Policy Studies Institute, Business School and Law School. Westminster had an income of £205.1 million for 2017–2018, of which £22 million was from funding grants, research grants and contracts.


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Eduard AbrahamyanArmenianAcademicInstitute for Statecraft, whose PhD supervisor was also a Institute for Statecraft member.
Dawood AzamiUKJournalistSpooky BBC journalist and editor. Selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Dominic Grieve24 May 1956Politician
'Jihadi John'17 August 198812 November 2015A British Arab man alleged to be the person seen in several atrocity videos obtained and published by SITE Intelligence Group - hard to tell fact from spin in the story, he is possibly a Wag the Dog person.
Brian Whitaker1947UKJournalistGuardian journalist with an interest in Bellingcat


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