Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a public research university in London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It dates back to the London Hospital Medical College founded in 1785 and has currently over 21,000 students from 155 nationalities.
Queen Mary is a member of the Russell Group of leading British research universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK. Queen Mary is a major centre for medical teaching and research and is part of UCL Partners, the world's largest academic health science centre. It has a strategic partnership with the University of Warwick, including research collaboration and joint teaching of English, history and computer science undergraduates. Queen Mary also collaborates with Royal Holloway, University of London to run programmes at the University of London Institute in Paris.
Queen Mary is ranked among the top universities in London. It was also ranked top 20 in the UK. There are six Nobel Laureates amongst Queen Mary's alumni and current and former staff.
The School of Law in particular has been ranked 5th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2017 and was voted 35th best university in the world to study law by QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the field of EU, high quality research is conducted by leading experts in all areas of EU law, from constitutional aspects, external relations, fundamental rights, immigration and criminal law. Testament of the strong engagement with European studies is the operation of the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA), within the auspices of which a series of events (conferences, seminar series, workshops, book launches) take place each academic year.