University of London

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The University of London ( original: University of London ) is one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in the world. The university is organized federally and currently consists of 19 independent colleges and 12 institutes. A total of about 170,000 (internal and external ) students study at the University of London. Anne Mountbatten -Windsor, Princess Royal is the Chancellor of the University, Sir Graeme Davies Vice - Chancellor.

The university is mainly located in London's Bloomsbury. The nearest underground station is Russell Square. The individual colleges are spread all over the city.


The federal character of the University of London is immanent, that changes the inventory of the participating colleges and institutes. Nevertheless, recently the exit of Imperial College has provided to its 100 -year anniversary for attention. The college was one of the most respected within the University of London. After the Imperial College's exit are still 19 independent colleges and 12 institutes of the University.


The University of London was founded in 1836 by royal decree, however, two institutions have early medieval roots. The first colleges were at the King 's College and University College. The 1932-1937 Senate House was home built during the Second World War when the University had been evacuated from London, the Ministry of Information.



  • Birkbeck, University of London ( BBK)
  • Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD )
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Heythrop College
  • Institute of Cancer Research (ICR )
  • Institute of Education
  • King's College London ( KCL)
  • London Business School ( LBS)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science ( LSE)
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ( LSHTM )
  • Queen Mary, University of London ( QMUL )
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Holloway, University of London ( RHUL )
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • School of Oriental and African Studies ( SOAS )
  • St George's, University of London, formerly St George's Hospital Medical School
  • The School of Pharmacy
  • University College London ( UCL)


  • School of Advanced Study comprising the following institutes: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Institute of Classical Studies
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies
  • Institute of English Studies ( with the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies),
  • Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
  • Institute of Historical Research
  • Institute of Musical Studies
  • Institute of Philosophy
  • Institute for the Study of the Americas
  • Warburg Institute

Earlier Colleges

Some colleges have been merged with larger colleges:

  • Bedford College, Inner Circle, Regent 's Park - now: part of Royal Holloway, University of London,
  • Chelsea College of Science and Technology, Hortensia Road, Chelsea - now: part of King's College,
  • Queen Elizabeth College, Campden Hill Road, Kensington - now: part of King's College,
  • St Thomas ' Hospital Medical School - now: part of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry and
  • Westfield College, Kidderpore Avenue, Hampstead - now: part of Queen Mary, University of London.

Some have left the University:

  • Imperial College London - left the University of London in July 2007,
  • Royal Postgraduate Medical School - now: part of the Imperial College School of Medicine and
  • Wye College (see: Wye, Kent ).

Was closed following institution:

  • New College London - it was closed in 1980.