Professor Adrian F M Smith, FRS
Professor Adrian F M Smith FRS, Principal, Queen Mary, University of London, has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of London by the University Council.
Professor Smith will take up the role in July 2006 for a period of three years. He will continue in his role as Principal at Queen Mary, a position he has held since 1998. Professor Smith said: “This is an exciting time to be appointed to the senior management of the Federal University and I am looking forward to working towards the changes which will help the University adapt to the demands of the future.”
Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, Sir Graeme Davies said: “I very much welcome the appointment of Professor Adrian Smith and I am confident that he will make a significant contribution to the further development of the federal University.”
The University’s current Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Bundy, has held the position for three years, and continues in his role as Director and Principal of the School of African and Oriental Studies.
Queen Mary, University of London
• Queen Mary is one of the leading colleges in the federal University of London, with over 11,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and an academic and support staff of around 2,600.
• Queen Mary is a research university, with over 80 per cent of research staff working in departments where research is of international or national excellence (RAE 2001). It has a strong international reputation, with around 20 per cent of students coming from over 100 countries.
• The College has 21 academic departments and institutes organised into three sectors: Science and Engineering; Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws; and the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
• It has an annual turnover of £200 million, research income worth £43 million, and it generates employment and output worth nearly £400 million to the UK economy each year.
• Queen Mary’s roots lie in four historic colleges: Queen Mary College, Westfield College, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College.