Today, Queen Mary is a global university that remains true to the vision of its founders, committed to opening the doors of opportunity and improving lives locally, nationally and internationally. With staff and students from over 160 nationalities across its community, it is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the world, and one whose undergraduate student profile is distinctive for a Russell Group University. Close to 90 per cent of home students come from state schools, with more than 50 per cent of home students being the first in their family to go to university. Over 65 per cent of students are BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic).
Research and teaching go and-in-hand at Queen Mary. Outputs across all faculties have informed world-leading highlights, from robotics and AI research and innovation, a groundbreaking gene therapy trial into a haemophilia cure, underpinning advancements in the treatment of cancer and heart disease, to an acclaimed and award-winning biography of Charles de Gaulle.
University researchers have paved the way in identifying genetic determinants for specific illnesses through sequencing 100,000 whole genomes. An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary, discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Queen Mary’s research into the Living Wage fed directly in to the campaign movement and the University became the first Russell Group member to be Living Wage-accredited.
Ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of research outputs (REF 2014), Medicine, Dentistry, Linguistics, Film Studies, Engineering and Drama are ranked among the top in the country and internationally.
Queen Mary is embedded in the heart of London with campuses in Mile End, Whitechapel, Lincoln’s Inn Field, West Smithfield and Charterhouse Square, and the rest of London – and the world – on its doorstep.