Alexandros Bouganis, Research Assistant, and Dr Andreas Fidjeland, Research Associate working with the iCub humanoid robot.

Imperial: Where it all begins

Imperial is a major research university and member of the Russell Group. With so many discoveries happening all around you, expect to be challenged and inspired as we open your mind to the latest thinking in your subject area.

What makes Imperial special is the quality of our people, who come here from all over the world and contribute diverse perspectives, new ideas, and fresh approaches to solving complex problems.

Many of our researchers are involved in teaching so you’ll get to experience their expertise first hand in lectures, seminars and laboratory work. 

You may also have the chance to work alongside them through our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP), which offers over 300 students a year a hands-on experience in one of our research teams.

Our response to coronavirus

Imperial staff, students and alumni are working round-the-clock to combat COVID-19. Our community includes key workers, helping keep our essential services running, epidemiologists informing policymakers worldwide, and virologists trialling their COVID-19 vaccine.

Looking back, we explore what has changed, what the world has learned, and how Imperial research has driven forward our understanding of the disease that has come to define 2020. 

COVID-19: Lessons from the year that changes the world

Imperial COVID-19 Lockdown Lessons

Find out how scientists at Imperial College have rapidly responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy a series of webinars about exciting topics such as:

  • Increasing our understanding of how the virus causes disease and spreads
  • Creating innovative technologies for rapid testing, vaccine development and low cost ventilators
  • Delivering the best in clinical care on the frontline in hospitals

Discover Imperial COVID-19 Lockdown Lessons