The Queen Mary University of London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It is one of the UK’s top universities and was recently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings.
Its establishment contains a long story. In 1990, the London Hospital was renamed the Royal London Hospital, after marking its 250th year, and a reorganisation of medical education within the University of London resulted in most of the freestanding medical schools being merged with existing large colleges to form multi-faculty institutions. In 1995 the London Hospital Medical College and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College merged into Queen Mary & Westfield College to form the entity now named Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
In 2000 the college changed its name for general public use to Queen Mary, University of London; in 2013, the college legally changed its name to Queen Mary University of London.
Queen Mary College, named after Mary of Teck. Queen Mary has five campuses across East and Central London respectively in Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and West Smithfield. It has an international presence in China, France, Greece and Malta. Around 18,000 students are studying at this university, over 40 % coming from overseas and represent over 151 different countries. Queen Mary is a member of the Russell Group of British research universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK. The growth and strength of research at the College was rewarded with an invitation to join the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom in 2012.
Queen Marry offering 240-degree programmes in Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Science and Engineering, Biological and biomedical sciences, Business and management, Chemical sciences, Comparative literature, Computer and data science, Dentistry, Drama, Economics and Finance, English, Film Studies, Geography and environmental science, Global Health, History, Law, Linguistics, Materials science, Mathematics, Medicine, Modern languages cultures, Physics and astronomy, Politics and international relations and many more.
Psychology Queen Mary is organised into three faculties – the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Queen Mary is a major centre for medical teaching and research and is part of UCLPartners, the world’s largest academic health science centre. Queen Mary run programmes at the University of London Institute in Paris, taking over the functions provided by Royal Holloway.
In the 2019-20 international university rankings, Queen Mary ranked 126th (QS World University Rankings). Ranked 110th in the world and 12th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings).13th best global university in the UK (U.S. News and World Report).The QS World University Rankings 2019 ranked Queen Mary third in the world for research citations for the subject of medicine.
Queen Mary has produced many notable alumni in various fields of work and studies around the world with several alumni having become notable leaders in their respective fields.