Imperial College London university ranking

By | 15th June 2017

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Imperial College London university ranking

Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. Its founder, Prince Albert, envisioned an area comprising the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute.[6][7] His wife, Queen Victoria, laid the foundation stone for the Imperial Institute in 1888.[8] Imperial College London was granted Royal Charter in 1907. In the same year, the college joined the University of London, before leaving it a century later.[9]Through merging with several historic medical schools, the curriculum expanded to include medicine. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II opened the Imperial College Business School.[

The main campus is located in South Kensington. Imperial is organised into faculties of science, engineering, medicine, and business. The university’s emphasis is on emerging technology and its practical application.

Currently ranked 8th in the world in the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings, Imperial College London is a world-leading university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international quality.

Imperial builds on a distinguished past – having pioneered penicillin, holography and fibre optics – to shape the future. Researchers work across disciplines to improve global health, tackle climate change, develop sustainable energy technology and address security challenges. This blend of academic excellence and its real-world application feeds into Imperial’s exceptional learning environment, where students participate in research to push the limits of their degrees.

We are currently ranked no.1 for graduate career prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2016. Our Careers Service is on hand to support your career planning from your very first day and for up to three years after graduation. www.imperial.ac.uk/careers

Imperial College Union provides a wide variety of extracurricular activities with over 340 clubs and societies offered. The main campus is in South Kensington, a beautiful area within easy reach of the best of London’s museums, parks, shops and nightlife. www.imperial.ac.uk/study/campus-life/

Imperial College London world ranking

Rankings

Rankings
ARWU[38]
(2016, NATIONAL)
4
ARWU[39]
(2016, WORLD)
22
QS[40]
(2018, NATIONAL)
4
QS[41]
(2018, WORLD)
8
THE[42]
(2016/17, NATIONAL)
3
THE[43]
(2016/17, WORLD)
8
CWTS LEIDEN[44]
(2017, WORLD)
37
COMPLETE[45]
(2018, NATIONAL)
5
THE GUARDIAN[46]
(2018, NATIONAL)
6
TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES[47]
(2017, NATIONAL)
5

World

Imperial regularly places in the top 10 universities worldwide including in the 2016 QS World Universities Rankings and the Times Higher Education Ranking.[48] 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.[49]

Europe

In 2016, Imperial placed 5th best university in Europe in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 4th in Europe in the QS World University Rankings, and 3rd in Europe in both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the US News & World Report Global Rankings.[50][51]Imperial is ranked 6th in the world (and 1st in Europe) in the 2016 Round University Ranking.[52]

Subject

In The World’s Most Innovative Universities Rankings by Reuters, Businessweek, and the Financial Times, Imperial ranks 1st in innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe.[11][53][54][55]

In Times Higher Education World University Subject tables it is ranked 2nd in Europe, 3rd in the world for clinical and health,[56] 4th in Europe, 9th in the world for engineering and technology,[57] 3rd in Europe, 9th in the world for life sciences[58] and 4th in Europe, 13th in the world for physical sciences.[59]

The Blue Cube

In the QS World University Subject Rankings of 2017, Imperial is ranked 12th in the world for life sciences and medicine. 6th for engineering, technology and computer sciences and 10th for natural sciences and mathematics.[60]

Imperial ranks in the U.S. News & World Report world’s best universities for the following subjects: 12th for Immunology and Engineering, 13th for Clinical Medicine, 15th for Microbiology, 16th for Physics, 18th for Social Sciences and Public Health, 19th for Environment/Ecology, Materials Science, and Mathematics.[51] U.S. News & World Report ranks Imperial 1st in engineering in Europe.[61]

The Complete University Guide, (UK) ranked the following subjects in 2nd place in 2016 and 2017: Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, General Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.[62]

Imperial College London university ranking

National

Imperial consistently scores strongly in the UK university rankings and is ranked 4th in the 2016 Times Higher Education “Table of Tables” which combines the results of the 3 main domestic league tables.[63]In the 2016 Complete University Guide, all 14 of the subjects offered by Imperial were ranked top 10 nationally meaning it was one of only two mainstream universities (along with the University of Cambridge) in the UK to have all subjects ranked in the top 10.[64]

Imperial ranked 1st in London and 3rd in the UK in the US News & World Report Global Rankings.[51]

Career

Department of Computing, Huxley Building

According to both the 2016 Guardian University Guide and the Complete University Guide, students were ranked as having the top employment prospects among UK universities.[65][66] As of 2014 the average starting salary of a graduate was the highest of any UK university.[67] The New York Times ranked Imperial College as one of the top 10 most-welcomed universities by the global job market.[68]