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Imperial College London is a science-based university and member of the prestigious Russell Group, and consistently ranked in the UK Top 10. The university focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business, and is well-known for its application of these skills to industry and enterprise. Its outstanding international reputation for both teaching and research attracts the world’s best scientists, engineers and medics, including recipients of both the Fields medal and the Kavli Prize.

Key Facts


  • #5 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
  • #5 in the Complete University Guide 2023
  • #5 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2023
  • #12 in the Times Higher Education World rankings in 2022

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 11,252

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • over 10,000

Year founded

  • 1907

  • Imperial is home to the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.
  • Distinguished members of the College have included 14 Nobel laureates, including Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, and three Fields Medallists.
  • Imperial’s new 23-acre campus is being built in White City, west London, where a community of research-focused businesses is in place at the Translation & Innovation Hub (I-HUB). 
  • Famous alumni include science fiction author H.G. Wells, former prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, and former chief executive of Singapore Airlines Chew Choon Seng. 
Areas of recognition

The 2023 Times Good University Guide subject rankings place Imperial 1st for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering and Civil Engineering; 2nd for Chemical Engineering, Geology and Materials Technology; 3rd for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Maths and Mechanical Engineering; 4th for General Engineering.

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