Queen Mary University of London

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Queen Mary University of London
motto Coniunctis Viribus
"With united forces"
founding 1123 ( Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital )
1785 ( London Hospital Medical College )
1843 ( Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital )
1882 ( Westfield College )
1885 ( Queen Mary College )
1989 (Merger of Queen Mary & Westfield )
Sponsorship state
place London
Chancellor Royal Highness, The Princess Royal , Anne Elizabeth Alice Mountbatten-Windsor
Students 16000
Employee 3000
Annual budget £ 270 million
Networks Russell Group
Association of Commonwealth Universities
Universities UK
University of London
Website qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London , also known as Queen Mary or QMUL for short , is one of the oldest colleges at the University of London and, as a member of the Russell Group, is one of the UK's top universities . With around 16,000 students, including 2,800 from abroad, it is one of the largest colleges in the federally structured university. The Queen Mary University of London alumni and current and former employees include nine Nobel Prize winners, as well as other outstanding personalities .


The establishment was founded in 1887 as the People's Palace in London's East End. From the beginning of the 20th century, the People's Palace awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of London . In 1907, under the name East London College, it was initially a temporary school at the University of London, and in 1915 it was permanently incorporated. From 1934 the establishment bore the name Queen Mary College , the name refers to the former Queen Mary of Teck , wife George V .

In its present form, Queen Mary College was created as a merger of Queen Mary College, Westfield College (founded in 1882), St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College (founded in 1843) and London Hospital Medical College (founded in 1785). In 1989, the Queen Mary merged with Westfield College to form Queen Mary & Westfield College, and in 1995 the London Hospital Medical College was added. In the same year it merged with St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, but retained some degree of independence. It was only in 2000 that it accepted the title of Queen Mary University of London .


The main building (Queens' Building) on ​​the Mile End campus
Mile End Lock Regent's Canal and Student Dormitories
Westfield Village on the Mile End campus

The university has four locations in Mile End , Whitechapel , Charterhouse Square and Lincoln's Inn Fields. The Mile End campus in east London is the main location of the Queen Mary.

The college has 21 departments and institutes, which are divided into the following faculties:

  • Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Science and Engineering
  • Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Faculty (selection)

John Rentoul teaches at the Queen Mary


Overview of national and international ranking results

In the Times Higher Education ranking of 2010/11, the college was ranked 35th in Europe and 120th in the world. In the QS World University Ranking 2016/17, the university was ranked 123rd worldwide. In the current British research ranking, the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, which is decisive for the allocation of funds, the QMUL was ranked 11th in the UK according to the Guardian university ranking, and 4th place in London. In the research ranking, the Times Higher Education Ranking saw QMUL in 13th place nationally. According to a study by The Times , the average starting salaries are in 6th place in a national comparison. The QMUL is also consistently in the top 5 and top 6 universities in London.

The QMUL is also part of the renowned Russell Group, which u. a. also include the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford .

Placements of selected subject areas in the current research ranking for Great Britain

subject area placement Other Information
Geography 1st place together with Bristol , Cambridge , Durham and Oxford
Linguistics 1st place -
drama 1st place -
English Language and Literature 2nd place -
Dentistry 2nd place -
Epidemiology and Public Health 3rd place -
Cancer studies 5th place -
Economics and Econometrics 6th place together with Bristol and Nottingham
Law 3rd place best law school in London, 3rd nationwide after Cambridge and Oxford

Well-known graduates and lecturers

  • Axel A. Weber (* 1957), President of the Deutsche Bundesbank from 2004 to 2011

Web links

Individual evidence

Coordinates: 51 ° 31 '23 "  N , 0 ° 2' 25"  W.