About us


QMUL has a long-standing commitment to sharing knowledge and engaging with local communities which has been at the heart of the university’s ethos since its inception. QMUL began life in 1887 as the People’s Palace – a Victorian philanthropic centre created to bring education and culture to the East End of London. Today QMUL's community provides staff and students the opportunity to gain knowledge, develop skills and make a positive contribution both locally and globally.