Queen Mary, University of London
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|Motto||Coniunctis Viribus</br>With United Powers|
|Established||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), 1995 (medical schools merge with QMW)|
|Endowment||£33 million <ref name="endow">Template:Cite web</ref>|
|Principal||Professor Adrian Smith|
|Students||11,005<ref name="HESA">Template:Cite web</ref>|
|Affiliations||University of London, ACU, 1994 Group|
Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) (until 2001 Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and still called that in its charter <ref name="endow"/> and occasionally still abbreviated to QMW) is the fourth largest College of the University of London. It is organised into four faculties: Arts; Engineering and Mathematical Sciences; Law and Social Sciences; and Natural Sciences, in addition to Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
It is a research university, with a strong international reputation, and with 20 percent of its students coming from abroad. Queen Mary incorporates several leading international research units such as the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials, as well as many centres for medical and dental teaching and research.
The main campus at Mile End is also believed to be the only university campus in the UK with an on-site graveyard. Coventry University also has a few old graves adjacent to the main building on Priory Street.
Queen Mary's origins are in the mergers over the years of four older colleges: Queen Mary College, Westfield College, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College. Queen Mary's main site is located in Mile End in the East End of London originated in the People's Palace in 1885 on land provided by the Drapers' Company; it was formally admitted to the University of London in 1915. In 1989 Queen Mary merged with Westfield College to form Queen Mary & Westfield College. Over subsequent years activities were concentrated on the QM site, with the Westfield site eventually sold off.
Although teaching had begun at the London Hospital Medical College in 1785, it was not part of QMUL until 1995. In that year the two medical schools merged together and into QMW to form the School of Medicine and Denistry, although to a large extent a separate Barts and The London identity has been maintained.
In 2001 the college adopted the present title of Queen Mary, University of London for day to day purposes, although the official name in the charter has not been changed.
 University Rankings
The college was ranked as the world's 100th best higher education institution by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2004, but moved down to joint 112th place in 2005, alongside Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2006 it had moved back up to be joint 99th. The Times Higher Education Supplement's separate table for the top 100 international Universities in Arts and Humanities subjects included Queen Mary in joint 21st place in the world, alongside University College London. In addition, The Guardian Newspaper's League Tables placed it 12th in the UK in 2005, 28th in 2006. Queen Mary has also been ranked the sixth best UK university for student employability <ref name="EMPLOY">Template:Cite web</ref> - with the second highest UK graduate starting salary. <ref name="PAY">Template:Cite web</ref>
 Notable staff
 Notable alumni
- Dr Thomas Barnardo - Children's philanthropist
- Sir Malcolm Bradbury - Novelist
- Bernard Butler - Indie guitarist
- Graham Chapman - Monty Python star
- Bruce Dickinson - Member of Iron Maiden
- Baroness Falkender - Politician
- Peter Hain - Labour MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Secretary of State for Wales.
- Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - Novelist and Academy Award winning screenwriter
- Alasdair MacIntyre - philosopher
- Sir Peter Mansfield - Nobel Prize winner
- Sir Roy Strong - Historian
- David Sullivan - Pornographer and owner of the Sport and Sunday Sport newspapers
- Sir John Meurig Thomas - Chemist
- Robert Winston, Baron Winston - Pioneer of in vitro fertilisation
- Bill O'Reilly - Host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel
- Pete Doherty - Singer and songwriter of the band Babyshambles (Dropped out after 1 year)
 International Students
The University is one of the UK's biggest universities in terms of admissions of international students.  Students come from over 100 countries,  with an especially large contingent from mainland China.
 Students' accommodation
Many QMUL students are accommodated in the college's own halls of residence or other accommodation; QMUL students are also eligible to apply for places in the University of London intercollegiate halls of residence, such as Connaught Hall.
Most students in college or university accommodation are first-year undergraduates or international students. The majority of second and third-year students and postgraduates find their own accommodation in the private sector.
 See also
 External links
- Queen Mary, University of London website
- Queen Mary Students' Union website
- Queen Mary Politics Community
- Queen Mary Rowing Club
- Queen Mary Physics and Astronomy Society (PsiStar)
|Recognized bodies of the University of London|
Birkbeck | Courtauld Institute of Art | Central School of Speech and Drama | Goldsmiths | Heythrop | Imperial | Institute of Cancer Research | Institute of Education | King's | London Business School | LSE | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine | Queen Mary | Royal Academy of Music | Royal Holloway | Royal Veterinary College | St George's | SOAS | School of Pharmacy | UCL
|The 1994 Group (of smaller British research universities)|
| Bath | Birkbeck | Durham | East Anglia | Essex | Exeter | Goldsmiths College | Lancaster | Leicester | Loughborough | Queen Mary | Reading | Royal Holloway ||
School of Oriental and African Studies | St Andrews | Surrey | Sussex | Warwick* | York
|* Also a member of the Russell Group|