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Throughout 2007, Imperial College London is celebrating 100 years of living science to mark the Centenary of the signing of its founding charter on 8 July 1907. Since its formation from the merger of the Royal College of Science, the City and Guilds College and the Royal School of Mines, Imperial has grown to become a globally renowned centre of excellence for science, technology and medicine. This reputation was underlined in 2006 when the College was rated the world's ninth best university in The Times Higher Education Supplement University Rankings.

With 62 Fellows of the Royal Society among our current academic staff and distinguished past members of the College including 14 Nobel Laureates and two Fields Medallists, Imperial's contribution to society has been immense. Inventions and innovations include the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics. This commitment to the application of our research for the benefit of all continues today with current focuses including interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle climate change and mathematical modelling to predict and control the spread of infectious diseases.

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