Regents College became the second private higher education institution in the UK approved by the UK government on the use of the word "University" in its name and now the University will be referred to the Regents of the University of London (regents College London). The College currently enrolls approximately 4500 students of day branch.
The previous threshold of 4,000 full-time students to obtain government confirmation of University status was downgraded by the current government up to 1,000 students. Regents College is located inside the famous Regent's Park in Central London and is a private non-profit organization. Getting a University status is one of the stages of long-term development strategy of the University aimed at achieving a leading position among the universities of Europe.
Rector of Regent College, Professor of Aldwyn Cooper (Aldwyn Cooper), said, that the receipt of University status will allow the University to gain greater acceptance among foreign students, including in such countries as Russia, Saudi Arabia and India.
Source: John Morgan, Times Higher Educational