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Today, the University of London is addressing the challenges of an ever-changing national and international landscape in higher education; and responding to the shifting needs of students and researchers across the world.

Philanthropic support from our alumni and friends plays a vital role in supporting the University’s mission to enrich our academic work in the pursuit of excellence in education, research and knowledge exchange.

For nearly 200 years, the University of London has pioneered unique forms of education and research that transforms lives and society.

Our fundraising priorities support the strategic aims of the University, which are reflected in its five-year strategy: Transforming Education...Creating Futures.

As outlined in the strategy, these key aims are:

  • Furthering our position as the UK’s leading provider of distance learning worldwide, delivering cutting-edge programmes to increased numbers of people who can benefit most from education  
  • Stimulating innovative intellectual exchange and effective public engagement, drawing on our expertise across the University in the humanities, distance learning, careers and employability, and inclusivity/ widening access   
  • Developing and continuously adapting our organisation and capacity to anticipate the university of the future.     

Whether by making a regular or one-off donation, volunteering your time, or leaving a gift in your Will, your support makes a real and significant impact on the University’s mission, and to our communities.