The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education and a pioneer in enabling access to education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing institutions of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students in 190 countries. The University also provides a suite of innovative, high quality academic support and professional services, and manages a valuable property portfolio providing academic space, student halls of residence and conference facilities.