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Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a leading research-intensive university with a difference – one that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone with the potential to succeed. It is a unique place of world-leading research and unparalleled diversity and inclusivity that lives and breathes its history and heritage and is embedded in the communities it serves.

Queen Mary is ranked fifth in the UK for quality of research outputs (REF 2014). We aim to be the most inclusive research-intensive university in the world.

Entrepreneurship, innovation and engagement are embedded in our research culture. We have a strong track record on research spin-outs and student start-ups – one Queen Mary spin-out, ApaTech, sold for $330m in 2010. Our BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in Whitechapel supports drug discovery start-ups and has created over 500 science jobs. And we have partnerships with major industrial firms such as Pfizer, IBM, and Huawei.

We’re committed to achieving impact and involving end users, patients, policy-makers and the public in the research we do. Read more about the breadth and impact of our research.

Member stories

A fibre laser cutting metal at the Zepler Institute. Fibre lasers use considerably less energy than traditional methods and are a key means of decarbonising manufacturing.
Blog

How QR funding supports innovation and jobs in our universities

Quality-related research funding has been described by the Russell Group of universities as “the invisible force holding up the UK’s research ecosystem”.

Bedruthan Steps is a truly spectacular landscape on the north Cornish coastline, a few miles east of Newquay. © UCL Media Services - University College London, credit: Mary Hinkley
Case Study

How Queen Mary University of London is revolutionising marine wave energy

A wider range of renewable energy sources are needed to accelerate the phasing out of coal and fossil fuels so scientists are exploring more cost-effective ways of generating marine energy power.

A lab at UCL where LEAF was developed. Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez ©2019 UCL. ISD Digital Media. University College London. All rights reserved.
Features

Making laboratories greener with LEAF

Historically, universities have lacked guidance on how to make labs more sustainable. Now SES members are using the LEAF framework to build sustainability into day-to-day lab usage.

Wind turbines in a field in North Wales. © UCL Media Services - University College London
Features

How our universities are supporting COP26

COP26 in Glasgow is showcasing the innovation and research influencing policy makers’ decisions on climate change. Find out how SES member universities are contributing.

credit: Jason Hawkes
Features

Our universities, transforming communities, industries and the economy

Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework

News

SES institutions to benefit from £14 million for HPC services

Researchers across the Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) are to share the benefits of a £30 million investment in advanced supercomputing services.

Case Study

Will Timesaving Taxiing at Airports Take Off?

Fewer delays, fewer emissions, lower fuel costs, less noise – remarkably, it’s by targeting times when aircraft are still on the ground that the global …

News

Clear Signals for a Bright 5G Future

If 5G is to fully realise its massive potential, some important challenges still need to be tackled

News

Queen Mary University of London Joins SES

One of London’s largest institutions and a leader in scientific research, Queen Mary University of London joins SES in early 2017, joining other consortia members …

Andrew Livingstone

Executive Board Member