Imperial is one of the world's most international universities. Imperial’s global collaborations, discoveries and networks are transforming lives and creating opportunity in the UK and around the world.
The College's excellence – it is consistently ranked among the world’s top ten universities – arises from its talented students and staff who come from all over the world, and support from a global network of alumni, friends and collaborators. Imperial is a global academic community where people from different cultures contribute diverse perspectives, new ideas and fresh approaches to solving complex problems.
We're also the UK university with the most international outlook, meaning that a significant amount of our research involves international collaboration.
60% of Imperial's students come from outside the UK, including 20% from other European countries. Two-thirds of Imperial research includes an international collaborator, encompassing academic peers in more than 130 countries.
We believe that innovation thrives "when cultures collide and collaborate". That's why we defend our international values, and think and act internationally.
Imperial is international
We Are International
Imperial staff share their experiences of international collaboration.
What does being international mean to you? Our staff share their experiences of international collaboration and partnerships.
Vanessa Sancho Shimizu
Dr Vanessa Sancho Shimizu talks about her international work at Imperial.
Senior Research Fellow Dr Vanessa Sancho Shimizu speaks about how her research into life-threatening infections in children depends on international collaborations.
Dr Myrsini Kaforou explains how international partnerships help her research.
Research Associate Dr Myrsini Kaforou explains how international partnerships are essential for her research into how big data can help solve medical problems.
'Working internationally in leading research is critical.'
Waljit Dhillo is a Professor in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Consultant Endocrinologist and an NIHR Research Professor.
'International collaboration is fundamental for Imperial.'
Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas leads a multi-disciplinary team of 13 post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. Esther talks about her team and the importance of international collaboration.
'International collaboration to our research is vital.'
Professor Ara Darzi, Director of the Institute for Global Health Innovation talks about his reasearch the importance of global collaboration.
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