University College London will base its new School Of Management postgraduate programme in Canary Wharf.
The course will be taught in One Canada Square and will replace the university’s existing Department Of Management Science And Innovation.
UCL said the move would help it focus on innovation, technology management, analytics and entrepreneurship. It will occupy the whole of the building’s 38th floor – some 28,412sq ft.
Canary Wharf Group initiative Level39 hosts an events programme which attracts up to 50,000 visitors a year to the space and the move will give giving students unrivalled access to entrepreneurs, innovation and thought leadership across the technology sector.
The premises will open for teaching from September 2016.
Undergraduate programmes will be based at the UCL Bloomsbury campus but all students will be able to take advantage of the benefits offered at Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf Group’s chairman and CEO Sir George Iacobescu said: “We are delighted to be welcoming University College London, one of the world’s top-ranked universities, to Canary Wharf.
“The agreement between Canary Wharf Group and UCL will enable the brightest postgraduates to benefit from proximity to world-class financial and professional services institutions.
Dean of UCL Engineering Prof Anthony Finkelstein said: “The new UCL School of Management will strengthen relationships between students, businesses and research by providing a fertile environment for sharing knowledge and implementing new ideas.
“Being based at Canary Wharf and Bloomsbury, students will benefit from all the resources available on campus, but also have access to firms, internships and the opportunity to develop personal relationships with globally important companies in the heart of corporate London.”