A researcher with zebra fish in the animal research labs

Imperial research is expanding the frontiers of knowledge in science, medicine, engineering and business, and translating these discoveries into benefits for society.

The College boasts a distinguished past, having pioneered penicillin, holography and fibre optics. Members of the College include 14 Nobel laureates, two Fields Medallists, 73 Fellows of the Royal Society, 86 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 85 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Today, Imperial is ranked eighth in the world by both the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education. The College also holds a Silver Athena Swan award, which recognises advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in academia.

Imperial has over 6,000 postgraduate students, publishes more than 10,000 academic papers annually and has an annual research income of £350 million. Imperial is home to the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university and has over 500 corporate partners. Together with Imperial Innovations, the College's technology transfer office, Imperial has created over 150 companies, signed more than 500 licences and has helped many medicines and products get to market.