Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has become an internationally-acclaimed academic institution known for its research excellency. It offers hundreds of programmes on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is worldwide recognized for the high standard of education it provides, being also a member of the prestigious Russel Group placing it amongst the top research universities of the UK. It has also been ranked within the top 5 UK universities for its research quality. The academics of QMUL have close ties with numerous industries, companies, communities as well as the government sector and charities.