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Research at Queen Mary

Our academics undertake world-leading research in a lively and supportive research community. The results are original, informative, often surprising or questioning, and always significant – achieving impact on wider society and within specialist areas of knowledge. Read more about our research.

  • We are 14th in the UK and 121st in the world

    Times Higher Education World University rankings 2018

  • 5th in the UK for 4* and 3* research

    REF 2014

  • 8 Nobel Prize winning staff and alumni

  • £137m – annual research income


  • 3,500m2 of open-plan cell and molecular science labs at our Blizard Building

  • £105m on new facilities in the past 5 years

  • Students and staff representing 162 nationalities

    (Headcount December 2016)

  • 55 academy and society fellows

  • One of the most internationally diverse university in the world

    Times Higher Education World University rankings 2017

Our mission as a university is reliant on the freedom of our staff and students to pursue and disseminate knowledge within the context of promoting an open, enquiring, educated and tolerant society… [read more]
Professor Bill Spence, Vice-Principal (Research)

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