帝国理工学院（Imperial College London），简称帝国理工，亦作伦敦帝国学院，是一所精于科学技术，医学和商学的大学。成立于1907年，曾是联邦大学伦敦大学的一个加盟学院，学院于2007年7月正式脱离伦敦大学成为一独立大学。泰晤士高等教育全球大学排名显示，伦敦帝国学院常年排名世界第8，英国第3。
学院拥有大约2800名研究人员，其中73名为皇家学会会员（Fellow of Royal Society），77名为皇家工程学院院士（Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering）。同时，帝国理工过去的成员中，有14个诺贝尔奖和2个费尔兹奖得主。2010/2011年度，全日制学生总数13,964人，其中海外学生（非欧盟）约占29.9％ 。最近一项调查表明，帝国理工毕业生的起薪为英国之最。在英国大学排名中，帝国理工通常占据第三，除了理工与医学科系外，其商学院在英国排名前列，英国金融时报评出的世界商学院百强中处在上游位置。
Imperial College London
Eight campuses in and around London, with a ninth west London campus currently under development. The main campus is in South Kensington, in central London.
South Kensington is an area long established as a cultural centre for the arts, sciences and music. Imperial's neighbours include the Royal Albert Hall, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
There are excellent transport links with the underground, buses and Paddington (Heathrow Express) and Victoria (Gatwick Express) mainline train stations nearby.
The Queen's Tower
Imperial's main campus is located in the South Kensington area of central London. It is situated in an area of South Kensington, known as Albertopolis, which has a high concentration of cultural and academic institutions, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal College of Music, the Royal College of Art, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Albert Hall. The expansion of the South Kensington campus in the 1950s & 1960s absorbed the site of the former Imperial Institute, designed by Thomas Collcutt, of which only the 287 foot (87 m) high Queen's Tower remains among the more modern buildings.
The Imperial Institute was created in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Jubilee with the intention of it being a scientific research institution exploring and developing the raw materials of the Empire countries. The building was constructed in South Kensington between 1888 and 1893.
Its central tower (the Queen's Tower) survives. There were smaller towers at the east and west end, a library, laboratories, conference rooms and exhibition galleries with gardens at the rear.
A second major campus is currently under construction in the White City area of London. Covering some 25 acres, Imperial West will house new research facilities, space for spin-off companies as well as student accommodation. The site is expected to cost in excess of £3 billion to complete.
Imperial has two other major campuses – at Silwood Park (near Ascot in Berkshire) and at Wye (near Ashford in Kent). Imperial's Stewardship of Wye College has been the subject of much controversy (see below). The Wye campus, some of it dating back to the 15th century, is currently vacant and available for sale or rent. The Imperial College NHS Trust has multiple hospitals throughout Greater Londonand various lectures for medical students are conducted within these hospitals, including St. Mary's Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital & St. Mark's Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital. In 1997, the parliamentary Imperial College Act 1997 officially transferred all of the property of Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, the National Heart and Lung Institute and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School to Imperial.
Recent major projects include the Imperial College Business School, the Ethos sports centre, the Southside hall of residence and the Eastside hall of residence. Current major projects include the reconstruction of the south-eastern quadrant of the South Kensington campus.
Imperial acquired Wye College in 2000, which is set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was rapidly dismantled, causing controversy, particularly a plan for substantial redevelopment in the area, with adverse environmental implications. A local campaign eventually secured the overthrow of the scheme, following which the Wye campus was closed in September 2009.
All first year undergraduate students who accept Imperial as their firm choice are guaranteed a place in college accommodation.
Self-catering halls of residence range from approximately ?92 to ?262 per person per week depending on the type of accommodation, e.g. twin rooms to single rooms with private bathrooms.
Prices are inclusive of all utilities, high-speed Internet and contents insurance.
Imperial College London was established in 1907.
Breakthroughs associated with the college include the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics.
The Central Library at the main South Kensington campus offers 24-hour access and houses material to support both taught courses and research, and also a wide range of recreational reading material both fiction and non-fiction. The library also offers extensive study space and laptops and iPads are available for students to borrow. Free Wi-Fi is available across campus. The college is consistently rated highly for Learning Resources in the National Student Survey, with 92% satisfaction rating in the last survey.
Cecil Balmond (MSc Civil Engineering 1970) – award winning architect, including CCTV in Beijing.
Emma Townshend (MSc Humanities 1992) – writer/journalist.
Simon Dennis (Biology 1997) – Olympic gold medallist.
Louis Attrill, (MEng Civil Engineering 1997) – Olympic gold medallist.
Keith Duckworth (Mechanical Engineering 1957) – designer of the Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine.
Brian May (Physics 1968, PhD 2007) – lead guitarist of Queen.
Declan Curry (Chemistry 1992) – BBC presenter.
Jessica Hsuan (Materials 1992) – TV actress in Hong Kong.
Narinder Kapany (PhD Physics 1955) – father of fibre optics.
Andreas Mogensen (Aeronautics 1999) – first Danish astronaut (European Space Agency).
Nicholas Tombasiz (PhD Aeronautics 1993) – chief designer at Ferrari F1.
Cyrus Mistry (Civil Engineering 1990) – Chairman-elect of Tata Group.
Roger Bannister (St Mary’s Hospital Medical School 1954) – first person to run a mile in under a minute.
Simon Singh (Physics 1987) – writer/journalist.
You can take part in sport and exercise at a number of different levels. It's up to you!
Some level of participation is good for your general well-being and, knowing this, universities are working hard to offer the best facilities and opportunities they can to meet your needs.
See a summary of exercise and sport provision below, or search the
Sports Table to discover which sports and activities are offered at each university.
Performance sport (varsity level, which is competition between universities through BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport).
Intramural sport (competition level within your university).
Social and recreational sport (informal participation).
Health and well-being or lifestyle (e.g. gym, fitness, yoga and pilates classes, swimming pool).
Student sports club members: 7,500
Number of sports offered through student-run sports clubs: 98
Teams in non-BUCS leagues: 90
BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) is the national governing body for sport in higher education in the UK.
BUCS ranking (2015-2016): 24th
Teams in BUCS leagues: 115
Teams in BUCS premier leagues: 8
Intramural sport is sport played between students at a university or college.
Teams are generally made up from halls, societies, or groups of friends.
On offer there could be 5-a-side, soccer 6s, 11-a-side football, rugby 7s, badminton and squash leagues.
Indoor intramural sports: 3
Indoor intramural sports teams: 20
Outdoor intramural sports: 1
Outdoor intramural sports teams: 20
Social and Recreational Sport
This is more casual, requiring no regular commitment.
Hours per week of timetabled informal participation sports programmes: 24
Sports and physical activity programmes per week: 14
Beginner/improver sports classes: 19
Beginner/improver sports class student capacity: 380
Hours of timetabled drop-in sessions for informal sports coaching: 16
Health and Wellbeing
This is not to do with chasing the prize and winning the race, but physical exercise as an end in its own right for personal benefit and well-being. Go at your own pace.
Health and wellbeing programme
Health and wellbeing referrals
Health and wellbeing assessments
Fitness classes (bookable, instructor-led): 44
Fitness class student capacity: 1,600
Sports Bursaries and Scholarships
Sports scholarships (or equivalent) programmes
Number of students supported (2015-2016): 300
Sports scholars (2015-2016): 40
The figures above are responses to a survey based on the 2015-2016 academic year. The numbers of classes are per week in term-time.