The origins of Imperial College London (ICL) can be traced back to the Royal College of Chemistry, founded in 1845. In 1853, this school was merged with the Royal School of Mines, established two years previously.
The modern Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ICL’s official name) was established by royal charter in 1907 through merger of the Royal School of Mines with the Royal College of Chemistry and the City and Guilds College.
Imperial College Medical School was formed in 1988 through merger with St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (itself dating back to 1845), while in 2004 a brand-new Imperial College Business School opened its doors.
It is important to note that in 1907 ICL merged with the University of London for administrative purposes, while retaining its own identity as to curriculum, faculty, staff, and students. In 2007, on the one-hundredth anniversary of obtaining its royal charter, ICL became completely independent once again.
Today, ICL has a combined faculty and staff of more than 8000 serving a student population of over 19,000.
ICL can boast 14 Nobel laureates, three Fields Medalists, and 1 Turing Award–winner, some of whom are listed below. Other distinguished ICL linked individuals are listed below:
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According to Wikipedia,
Imperial College London is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. Imperial grew out of Prince Albert's vision for an area of culture, including the Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and several royal colleges. In 1907, Imperial College was established by royal charter, unifying the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines, and City and Guilds of London Institute. In 1988, the Imperial College School of Medicine was formed by merging with St Mary's Hospital Medical School. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Imperial College Business School.
Imperial College London is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
Imperial College London's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics. Here are some of Imperial College London's most famous alumni: