Regent’s College has become the second private higher education provider in the UK. With 4500 full time students Regent’s College will be renamed Regent’s University London having gained approval from the government.
To qualify for university title, institutions must have at least 1,000 students on full-time higher education courses – a threshold lowered from 4,000 by the coalition government – pass checks on governance, and have their proposed name approved. The college is based inside Regent’s park in central London. The name change is part of a broader, long term strategy to become the leading private but not for profit university in Europe.
On international prospects, Professor Aldwyn Cooper, the university principal, said that the university with its new title will gain full recognition from governments in several countries including Russia, Saudi Arabia and India.
Source: John Morgan, Times Higher Educational