Goldsmiths, University of London


Goldsmiths is a progressive, open, and diverse institution with students and staff from over 140 countries. They are proudly anchored in their south east London community but global in their ethos, reach and profile. They are committed to fostering a vibrant, inclusive, multi-cultural and mutually respectful community of students, staff and alumni; a challenge they consider all the more important in the context of the UK’s departure from the EU.

Goldsmiths is committed to utilising their interdisciplinary strengths across the creative arts, humanities, and social and computing sciences to address global challenges and issues by working with others. They are committed to international collaboration and to building strong global networks and partnerships to facilitate intellectual inquiry. To demonstrate their commitment, Goldsmiths has signed up to the UK-wide Go International: Stand Out campaign, pledging to support more students from the UK to go abroad as part of their degree and contributing to the national target.

A newly formed Academic Services unit – International Development and Academic Partnerships – has brought together Collaborative Provision and International Development to provide strategic and operational support for their institutional partnerships.

The development of this unit has enabled Goldsmiths to become more agile and responsive to shifting trends in higher and transnational education, and to capitalise on opportunities to grow and strengthen their portfolio of academic partnerships. Through this unit Goldsmiths seeking out partners across the globe who share their values and ambitions, and developing collaborative activity which will drive innovations in programme delivery and so increase Goldsmiths’ international profile.

Goldsmiths’ largest collaborative arrangement is a validation partnership with LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Established in 2012, this maturing partnership has grown from strength to strength, with over 1,400 students now studying on Goldsmiths’ validated programmes across LASALLE’s three faculties of Design; Fine Art, Media and Creative Industries; and Performing Arts.

Over half of Goldsmiths’ departments are involved in the partnership, assuring the quality and standards of their awards and supporting the partnership through involvement in collaborative learning, teaching and research activities across both institutions. In March 2018 they launched the Goldsmith-LASALLE Partnership Innovation Fund, designed to support innovative collaboration and crosspartnership working between staff and students of our institutions. Four exciting and diverse projects have been supported during the fund’s inaugural year.

Reason for joining GCDN

The GCDN provides an ideal forum and community to enable Goldsmiths to further develop their links to the international community with shared values and vision. We are developing a range of international projects and collaborations which will most likely be of interest to the GCDN community.


Frances Corner


Vivienne Hurley

Director Research Innovation and Knowledge Exchange


Created: 1905
Joined GCDN: 2020


London, UK