Facts and figures
Formerly known as the London Institute, University of the Arts London received university status in 2003 and was renamed in 2004 to reflect its new role.
Made up of six previously independent colleges established from the mid nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, it is the world’s largest provider of education in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts, with around 20,000 students.
The current Vice-Chancellor is Nigel Carrington, who took up the role on 1 September 2008. More information on him is available on his blog.
He is supported by two Deputy Vice-Chancellors, with responsibility for strategic development and academic affairs, and four Pro Vice-Chancellors, responsible for Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges. The University’s Court of Governors is led by Chairman Sir John Tusa.