Date of release: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Greenwich named as one of world's Greenwich has been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

It is ranked among the 200 institutions with the most global outlook, recognising that Greenwich is an international player in terms of attracting staff, students and research collaborations from around the world.

Nearly 5,500 international and EU students from 176 countries choose to study at Greenwich, which is one of the UK's most popular destinations for students from India and Nigeria.

In addition, over 16,500 students are taking University of Greenwich qualifications at one of 38 partner academic institutions in 29 countries.

One of the university's strengths is its portfolio of international research activities, working with major global donors, government organisations and corporations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the European Space Agency and BAE Systems.

The Times Higher Education ranking recognises the university's many international research collaborations with academics outside the UK. These include Queen's Anniversary Prize-winning research and development led by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) on cassava, a tropical root crop.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Maguire, says: "I am delighted that the university's vibrant international community, and far-reaching global connections, have been recognised in these listings. Our ability to attract staff, students and research partners from across the world is key to achieving our mission to provide high-quality education, research and enterprise."

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said: "An institution's global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university.

"The top institutions hire staff from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent, and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based."

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