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The University of Westminster is a public research university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it is one of Britain's oldest higher education institutions and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK. The Polytechnic formally received a Royal charter in August 1839, and became the University of Westminster in 1992.

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  • The University of Westminster is a public research university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it is one of Britain's oldest higher education institutions and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK. The Polytechnic formally received a Royal charter in August 1839, and became the University of Westminster in 1992.
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  • The University of Westminster is a public research university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it is one of Britain's oldest higher education institutions and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK. The Polytechnic formally received a Royal charter in August 1839, and became the University of Westminster in 1992. Westminster has its main campus in Regent Street in central London, with additional campuses in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow. It also operates the Westminster International University in Tashkent in Uzbekistan. 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. Westminster is ranked 151-200 worldwide by the Times Higher Education Young Universities 2019, which lists the world’s best under 50 year old universities. The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) is ranked 40th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2018. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, EFMD, EQUIS, the European University Association and Universities UK. Westminster's alumni include a Nobel laureate in Medicine, the inventor of cordite, heads of state, politicians and mayors, Olympians, scientists, BAFTA and Oscar winning filmmakers, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Grammy Award winning musicians, journalists, and poets.
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