Goldsmiths, University of London is a small campus community with a global reach, bringing learning to life through powerful conversations and personal connections.
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Proud to nurture the best and the brightest minds, we’re looking at the world through our own lens. As part of the internationally respected University of London for more than a century, we have history and tradition on our side. And more recently we’ve become known for the innovative and creative ways in which we teach and research our subjects.
Read our Internationalisation Strategy 2016-21 (PDF).
Goldsmiths has a strong reputation based on our influential research and creative practice, much of it on themes of cross‐cultural relevance and much of it recognised externally as world‐leading and of international excellence. Our academic community of staff, students and visiting researchers are diverse in geographical origin and are attracted here because of this reputation; some are drawn specifically by our distinctive emphases on exploration of cultural issues in, and across, particular societies or regions of the world.
Our academic staff are extensively networked with overseas colleagues, collaborating in numerous ways on scholarly activities which are of widespread influence on the development of knowledge and the shaping of society. Reflecting the combination of our academic expertise in international priority areas and our outward‐facing engagement, we have been awarded numerous EU‐funded grants – more than most universities, and certainly disproportionate to our size.
We likewise have strong teaching and professional partnerships with numerous universities and organisations in other countries. In particular, we are proud to validate undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Singapore’s innovative LASALLE College of the Arts; to host a unique Confucius Institute specialising in Dance and Performance, in partnership with the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy; and to offer, in collaboration with the University of London, distance learning programmes to students worldwide. With a growing number of Erasmus partnerships supporting enhanced staff and student mobility as well as a wide range of consultancy offering tailor-made programmes and projects such as training for local media professionals through our Media/Academic Partners.
We are now increasing our investment in internationalisation activity, with the aims of extending and capitalising on our existing connections to achieve the following benefits:
For the generation of new knowledge and societal impact
A research environment facilitating internationally collaborative activities, disseminated through prominent outputs that tackle issues of international significance, shape cultural understanding, and develop creative and professional practices.
For all our students
Curricula and learning experiences that will give our graduates international perspectives and networks, equipping them for careers in multicultural environments.
For students from overseas
Programmes which are internationally relevant and linked to on-campus support/opportunities, offering not only a stimulating and high-quality education but a great well-rounded experience.
For staff and visiting academics
A dynamic and vibrant work culture that attracts top-quality staff from around the world, which encourages international collaborations and exchanges of staff in research and scholarship, and fosters in academic and professional staff a deep appreciation of internationalisation and its benefits to the institution, the country, the region and the world.
For our alumni
A vibrant and extensive network which is actively facilitated through regular tailored communications and events in locations across the world.
For overseas universities and organisations
A range of services including validation, joint awards, the off-campus delivery of short courses, or articulation arrangements.
More information for staff, students and alumni
- Erasmus. Find out how staff and students can spend time in Europe as part of this flagship scheme.
- Student recruitment. With students from over 120 different countries, see how we welcome students and support them through the admissions process.
- Study Abroad. Want to spend a short period of study at Goldsmiths whilst registered at a university in your home country? See our study abroad programme.
- Staff research and enterprise. See how our staff are involved in creating new research and enterprise activity.
- International alumni. Many of our former students have gone on to become leaders and innovators in their chosen fields: they include Antony Gormley, Sam Taylor Wood, Mary Quant, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bridget Riley, Tessa Jowell, Graham Coxon and the late Malcolm McLaren. Six winners of the prestigious Turner Prize for art have been Goldsmiths graduates. See how they engage and support our former students around the world.
For partners and external organisations
Partnerships. Find out more about how and where we partner, both locally and globally and the collaborative provision services we can offer.
Goldsmiths operates several projects to support staff to develop and implement internationalisation projects. See the staff intranet pages for more information [Goldsmiths login required].