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The University of London
is one of the world's leading academic institutions, internationally
recognised as a centre of excellence.
The University of London
is a federal university made up of 31 affiliates: 19 separate
university institutions, and 12 research institutes. As such, the University of London is the
largest university in the UK by number of full-time students, with 135,090 campus-based
students and over 50,000 in the University of London International Programmes.
The nine largest institutions of the federal university, usually termed the colleges
Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, King's College London, the London Business School, Queen Mary,
Royal Holloway, the School of Oriental and African Studies, London School of Economics
and Political Science and University College London (UCL). Formerly a constituent college,
Imperial College London left the University of London in 2007.
Colleges of the University of London
Notable alumni, faculty and staff
A large number of famous individuals have passed through the University of London, either as staff or students, including at least 4 monarchs, 52 presidents or prime ministers, 72 Nobel laureates, 6 Grammy winners, 2 Oscar winners and 3 Olympic gold medalists.
Staff and students of the university, past and present, have contributed to a number of important scientific advances, including the discovery of vaccines by Edward Jenner and Henry Gray (author of Gray's Anatomy
). Additional vital progress was made by University of London people in the following fields: the discovery of the structure of DNA (Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin); the invention of modern electronic computers Tommy Flowers; the discovery of penicillin (Alexander Fleming and Ernest Chain); the development of X-Ray technology (William Henry Bragg and Charles Glover Barkla); discoveries on the mechanism of action of Interleukin 10 (Anne O'Garra); the formulation of the theory of electromagnetism (James Clerk Maxwell); the determination of the speed of ligt (Louis Essen); the development of antiseptics (Joseph Lister); the development of fibre optics (Charles K. Kao); and the invention of the telephone (Alexander Graham Bell). Notable political figures who have passed through the University of London include Muhammad Haji Ibrahim Egal, Romano Prodi, Junichiro Koizumi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Taro Aso, Nelson Mandela, John F. Kennedy and Mahatma Gandhi.
In the arts field the university has produced the novelists Malcolm Bradbury, G. K. Chesterton, H. G. Wells, Thomas Hardy, Arthur C. Clarke, J.G. Ballard and the poet John Keats. Many artists have been associated with the university, including Jonathan Myles-Lea, and several of the leading figures in the Young British Artistsmovement (including Ian Davenport Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst). Outstanding musicians across a wide range include the conductor Sir Simon Rattle, the soprano Felicity Lott and both members of Gilbert and Sullivan to Mick Jagger, Elton John, Dido, and members of the bands Coldplay, Suede, The Velvet Underground, Blur, Iron Maiden, Placebo, The Libertines and Queen.
The University of London has also played host to film directors (Christopher Nolan, Derek Jarman), philosophers (Karl Popper, Roger Scruton), explorers(David Livingstone), international academics (Sam Karunaratne), and leading businessmen (Michael Cowpland, George Soros). Extracts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_London
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