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Our civic role for London

The University of London goes above and beyond the provision of higher education to create lasting and meaningful impact on the city it calls home. 

The University of London was established by Royal Charter in 1836 for the public benefit and is recognised globally. Throughout our long history, the University has offered access to a wide range of academic opportunities. As a world leader in higher education, the University has pioneered change in the sector.

For almost 200 years, we have improved the lives of millions of people around the world through our unique approach to education.

Supporting London in new ways

The University of London is very proud of its role as an anchor institution within the capital, supporting and working with the local community and partners for the benefit of all those who live, work and study in London. 

Through a range of projects and initiatives the University seeks to deepen its contributions to the city and cement its position as a civic institution ‘for the public benefit’.

Projects and initiatives