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Queen Mary University of London

London, United Kingdom

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an English public research university based in London, UK. It is also recognised by the federal University of London as a constituent college. In the year 1785, it was established as the London Medical College and was officially designated as a university in 1887. St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, London Hospital Medical College, Westfield College, and Queen Mary College were the four founding institutions of QMUL. All four institutions were established with the goal of improving the lives of those who are less privileged. The London Hospital Medical College and St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College were founded to enhance the health of the City and East London residents. Women and working-class populations in the East End received education from Westfield College and Queen Mary College, respectively, during a time when these groups faced significant impediments to quality education.

The university has affiliations with British research universities Russell Group, Universities UK, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Nonetheless, the university has impressive national and international rankings. QMUL is ranked #117, #=117, and between #201-300 in the QS World University Rankings 2022, THE World University Rankings, and Shangai Rankings 2021, respectively. In terms of national rankings, QMUL is ranked #=41 in the Complete University Guide's University League Tables 2022 and #51 in the Guardian's Best UK Universities 2022.

Campus, Courses and Infrastructure

Mile End, Whitechapel, West Smithfield, Charterhouse Square, and Lincoln's Inn Fields are the university's five London campuses. Mile End's university campus is the largest and most self-contained of any Russell Group university in London. Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL's greatest possession- medical library, the award-winning Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, are all located on the Whitechapel campus. West Smithfield is comprised of Medical Library and Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. The Centre for Commercial Legal Studies, as well as LLM teaching and postgraduate Law research, are located in Holborn's Lincoln's Inn Fields. The university is rather old, and it offers a wide range of academic programmes. It offers choices in the fields of Physics, Engineering, Biology, and Social Sciences and is famous for its streams in Healthcare, Dentistry, and Dramas. Students at the Queen Mary University of London have a wide range of career prospects, regardless of their background. Queen Mary University, as part of the disciplinary spectrum, offers undergraduate, postgraduate research, and teaching degrees to students.

Accomplishments and Alumni

It is a major centre for medical teaching and research and is part of UCL Partners, the largest academic health science institution in the world. It also collaborates with the University of Warwick on research and combined undergraduate teaching of History, Computer Science, and English. In addition, for its Global MBA programme, it collaborates with the University of London. QMUL has also received Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2016/17). The Queen Mary University of London has a large and illustrious alumni network of over 180,000 former students spread throughout 160 countries. There are 8 Nobel Laureates among the university's faculty and alumni. Professor Charles Kao (Nobel Prize in Physics 2009); Sir Henry Hallett Dale (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1936); Lord Edgar Adrian (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1932); Sir Peter Mansfield FRS (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2003) among few others. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university attracts students from all around the world as it is a member of the Russell Group. Over 27,000 students attend the university and employ over 4,600 people. The Queen Mary University of London is one of the most internationally varied institutions in the world, with students from over 160 countries. There are 40% international students and 11% are from the European Union, adding to the world-class on-campus experience. Students from this university have no trouble finding jobs at major corporations and IT companies such as IBM, Oracle, Cisco, Accenture, Google, P&G, Barclays and others.

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