The University of East London (UEL) is a vibrant, modern university with a highly diverse population of students and staff drawn from more than 120 nationalities. It comprises seven schools, three research institutes and more than 45 research centres and groups.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 94 per cent of UEL’s research was rated ‘internationally recognised’ or higher, with its research output ranked among the top 10 modern universities in the UK. It scored particularly highly in the areas of allied health, psychology and communications, cultural & media studies.
UEL achieved university status in 1992 although its heritage as an educational institution dates back to 1898 when its predecessor, the West Ham Technical Institute, was founded as ‘the people’s university’.
Today, UEL is a forward-thinking place of learning which embraces new technology and innovative ways of teaching but which remains rooted in its local community. Its aim is to become London’s leading university for civic engagement, with students being given opportunities to learn on real-world projects in London and abroad and its academic community delivering high-impact, socially relevant research.
The University is based in two east London campuses in the rapidly evolving Royal Docks area and in nearby Stratford, which hosted the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. The area is one of Europe’s largest regeneration zones and a magnet for high-tech companies and arts organisations.