University description (as per official university website)
Queen Mary, University of London is one of London and the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. Amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London, Queen Mary's 2,800 staff deliver world class degree programmes and research across a wide range of subjects in Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, in Medicine and Dentistry and in Science and Engineering.
With a budget of £200 million per annum and a yearly economic impact on the UK economy of some £500 million, Queen Mary offers a strong and diverse environment to its 13,000 students.
Having made a £200 million investment in facilities, Queen Mary is unique amongst London's universities in being able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,000-bed award-winning Student Village on its Mile End site.
Queen Mary, as a member of the 1994 Group of research-focused universities, has made a strategic commitment to the highest quality of research, but also to the best possible educational, cultural and social experience for its students. Indeed, we believe that a vibrant research environment means that our students have access to the world's leading experts in their chosen subjects. We have invested in this principle through a systematic programme of recruiting to Queen Mary the best academic staff in their disciplines from around the world.