Imperial College London

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Imperial College London
Motto Scientia imperii decus et tutamen: Knowledge is the adornment and protection of the Empire
Established 8 July 1907[1]
Type Public
Endowment £58.8 million (2009/10)[2]
Rector Sir Keith O'Nions[3]
Visitor The Lord President of the Council ex officio
Admin. staff approx. 8,000 (2007/08)
Students 13,410[4]
Undergraduates 8,350[4]
Postgraduates 5,060[4]
Location London, United Kingdom
Campus Urban
Affiliations League of European Research Universities
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Russell Group
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Imperial College London (IC) is a large university in central London.[1]

Imperial College was a constituent college of the University of London. It became fully independent in 2007, the 100th anniversary of its founding.[5]

IC specialises in business, engineering, medicine and science.[6]

Imperial's main campus is in the South Kensington area of Central London. It is on the boundary between the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster. Its main entrance is on Exhibition Road.

IC has a number of other campuses in Central London. With 525,233 square metres, it has the largest working estate of any higher education institution in the UK.[7]

Imperial has around 13,500 full-time students and 3,330 academic and research staff.[8] It had a total income of £694 million in 2009/10, of which £297 million was from research grants and contracts.[2]

Imperial is a major centre for biomedical research.[9]

Imperial is ranked 26th in the world (and 5th in Europe) in the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities,[10] 7th in the world (and 4th in Europe) in the 2010 QS World University Rankings,[11] and 9th in the world (and 3rd in Europe) in the 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[12]

There are currently 14 Nobel Prize winners and two Fields Medal winners amongst Imperial's alumni and current and former faculty.[13][14]

Imperial is a member of the G5, the League of European Research Universities, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the Russell Group. It forms part of the 'Golden Triangle' of British universities.[15]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 officially The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Annual Report and Accounts 2009-10". Imperial College London. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  3. "Sir Keith O'Nions appointed Rector of Imperial College London". Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2006/07" (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  5. University of London: Imperial College leaves University of London
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  7. "Imperial College - Centenary website - Did you know". 2006-11-06. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  8. "Statistics Pocket Guide 2009–10". Imperial College London. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  9. "About us". Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  10. "Top 100". Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  11. "QS World University Rankings Results 2010". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  12. "Top 200". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  13. "Nobel Laureates associated with Imperial College". Imperial College London. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  14. "Fields Medalists associated with Imperial College". Imperial College London. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  15. "'Golden triangle' to win funding riches". Times Higher Education. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.