Imperial College London

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London, officially The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, England, est. 1907 through the merger of the Royal College (1845), Royal School of Mines (1851), and City and Guilds College (1884). It was part of the Univ. of London from 1908 to 2007, when it became independent. The main campus is located in South Kensington; several other campuses also are situated in central London. A research and teaching institution, it is divided into four main faculties—engineering, medicine, the natural sciences, and the business school—with more than 40 research centers, departments, and institutes.

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