Royal Holloway University of London
Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, with 19 academic departments spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management and economics. As the UK’s most international university, we combine world-class research with a global perspective, yet at the same time our campus has an intimate human scale. This means our students learn from internationally-renowned academics and researchers while also being known by name themselves.
Royal Holloway takes its name from our Founder, the Victorian entrepreneur Thomas Holloway, who established Royal Holloway as a college for women in 1886. Holloway was not the first visionary to realise the benefits of an education for women; Elizabeth Jesser Reid, a pioneering social reformer, founded Bedford College in 1849 as the UK’s first ever women’s college. The two institutions merged in 1985 and their combined strength and history has made Royal Holloway the world-leading university it is today. These far sighted Victorians not only left us our extraordinary Founder’s Building and a history of academic ‘firsts’; their spirit also lives on in our values and culture – to challenge convention, break new ground and make learning an adventure.
Royal Holloway is a research leader and is acknowledged worldwide for high quality research across all sectors of the arts, humanities and sciences. This is built on a long track-record of pioneering research, continued investment in top-class staff and facilities and innovative partnerships in Higher Education, Government, industry and other organisations in the UK and abroad. We continue to compete successfully for first-class academics with new perspectives and expertise. Their cutting-edge research makes our courses compelling and enables us to make a greater impact on society. We were recently recognised as no.1 in the UK for both research influence (citations, 11th in the world) and for international outlook (6th in the world), (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15).
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Dr Jakke Tamminen