Managing, preserving and computing with big research data: Annotated, Sustainable Collection Infrastructure (ASCI)- H2020-EINFRA-2014-1
The University of Westminster was founded at the heart of London in 1838 as Britain’s first polytechnic. Its mission is to shape the future of professional life through leadership and innovation in business, the professions and the creative industries. As a leading practice informed, research engaged university Westminster serves the needs of the capital’s diverse communities through partnership with the Westminster Group of Further Education Colleges and its extensive outreach and professional development programmes.
Westminster continues to secure international recognition for its research, education and collaborative achievements. Media and Communications hold a sustained reputation as world leading; Architecture is pre-eminent in London and the UK. Electronic Systems Engineering, Modern Languages and Intercultural studies, and Business and Management are notably distinctive.
Capacity building in higher education is a particular strength, acknowledged by the UK’s QAA in its 2011 audit report on Westminster International University in Tashkent, which was co-founded by the University in 2002. The Times Higher Award in 2013 recognised the international development project in Flexible Learning models for Medical Molecular Biology in the Southern Caucasus. This Tempus supported work has now been extended to include Ukraine in 2014.
Professor Andrew Linn, Head of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor with responsibility for Research.