Liverpool John Moores University, commonly abbreviated as LJMU, is a public research university located in Liverpool, England. Its roots can be traced back to the establishment of the Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts in 1823. This institution later merged to form Liverpool Polytechnic. In 1992, through a parliamentary Act, Liverpool Polytechnic underwent a transformation, becoming the present-day Liverpool John Moores University. The university derives its name from Sir John Moores, a local philanthropist and businessman who generously contributed to the precursor institutions.
As of the academic year 2019/20, LJMU had a student body of 25,050, with 20,105 enrolled as undergraduate students and 4,945 as postgraduate students. This enrollment size positions LJMU as the 30th largest university in the UK based on total student population.
Liverpool John Moores University holds membership in prominent academic associations, including the University Alliance, the Northern Consortium, and the European University Association.