Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, which specialises in science, engineering, medicine and business. A former constituent college of the federal University of London, it became fully independent on 9 July 2007 during the commemoration of its centenary. Imperial has grown through mergers, including with St Mary's Hospital Medical School (in 1988), the National Heart and Lung Institute (in 1995) and the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (in 1997). Imperial College Business School was established in 2003.
Imperial is a major centre for biomedical research and is a founding member of the Francis Crick Institute and Imperial College Healthcare, an academic health science centre.
Imperial currently has the following three constituent faculties:
-Imperial College Faculty of Engineering
-Imperial College Faculty of Medicine
-Imperial College Faculty of Natural Sciences
-Imperial College Business School
The Imperial College Business School and the Centre for Co-Curricular Studies exist as academic units outside of the faculty structure. From September 2013 the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine has moved to King's College London, and the Translation Studies Unit has relocated to UCL.
The Centre For Co-Curricular Studies provides elective subjects and language courses outside the field of science for students in the other faculties and departments. Students are encouraged to take these classes either for credit or in their own time, and in some departments this is mandatory. Courses exist in a wide range of topics including philosophy, ethics in science and technology, history, modern literature and drama, art in the 20th century, film studies. Language courses are available in French, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese. The Centre For Co-Curricular Studies is home to the Science Communication Unit which offers Masters degrees in Science Communication and Science Media Production for science graduates.
Imperial College London regularly places in the top 10 universities worldwide including in the 2016 QS World Universities Rankings and the Times Higher Education Ranking. Imperial places 9th worldwide in The Ranking of Rankings (2017), which is a compilation of the results of the five most influential world university rankings: THE, QS, US News, ARWU, and Reuters World Top 100 Innovative Universities
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