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Research at Queen Mary

Queen Mary is a leading research-intensive university, ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of our research outputs (REF 2014). Our academics are part of a lively and supportive research community who work closely with industry, government, business, communities and charities. The outcomes of our research are felt around the world but also inform the teaching you will receive at Queen Mary.

Public and community engagement is integrated into our research activity, and not just seen as an output. We embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines merge, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. 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 12th in the UK and 110th in the world

    Times Higher Education World University rankings 2020

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

    REF 2014

  • 9 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