Middlesex University London (legally Middlesex University and abbreviated MDX) is a public research university in Hendon, northwest London, England. The name of the university is taken from its location within the historic county boundaries of Middlesex.
The university’s history can be traced to 1878 when its founding institute, St Katharine’s College, was established in Tottenham as a teacher training college for women. Having merged with several other institutes, the university was consolidated in its current form in 1992. It is one of the post-1992 universities (former polytechnics).
Middlesex has a student body of over 19,000 in London and over 37,000 globally. The university has student exchange links with over 100 universities in 22 countries across Europe, the United States, and the world. More than 140 nationalities are represented at Middlesex’s Hendon campus alone. Additionally, it has campuses in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius as well as a number of local offices across the globe. Courses are delivered by the Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of the Arts and Creative Industries.
In 2017, it was awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize three times and has twice received Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its international work.
Organisation and Governance
The university is divided into three faculties:
- Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
The Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries is home to the Departments of Media, Performing Arts, Design and Visual Arts.
- Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences groups subjects from the Business School, Institute for Work Based Learning, School of Law, and School of Health and Education.
- Faculty of Science and Technology
The Faculty of Science and Technology brings together subjects including biomedical science, computer science, design engineering, telecommunications and computer engineering, mathematics and statistics, information systems and environmental science. The Faculty is home to the Departments of Natural Sciences, Computer Science, Design Engineering and Mathematics, Psychology, and the London Sports Institute.
Middlesex has both a Board of Governors and an Executive Team, both of which are led by Vice-Chancellor, Tim Blackman.
- 1992–2000 – Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle
- 2000–2013 – Allen Sheppard, Baron Sheppard of Didgemere
- 2013–present – Janet Ritterman
- 1972–1991 – Raymond Rickett (academic)
- 1992–1996 – David Melville
- 1992–2015 – Michael Driscoll
- 2015–2019 – Tim Blackman
Tim Blackman announced his resignation in May 2019 to take the role of Vice-Chancellor at the Open University.