Our response to COVID-19
The year that changed the world
When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world, Imperial research drove forward our understanding of the virus. We developed advanced technologies for rapid testing, trialled new vaccines, built low-cost ventilators and deployed 280 final year medical students to volunteer on the frontlines – amongst many other things.
Looking back, we explore what has changed, what the world has learned, and how our community rose to the occasion to take on the virus.
Learning from a pandemic
Throughout the pandemic, we also maintained our high-quality teaching remotely for students who could no longer join us on campus, from organising virtual field trips to developing our new mailable Lab in a Box which meant practical work could continue around the world.
Find out more about our virtual learning in response to COVID-19 and how Imperial staff and students reshaped our education for a post-pandemic 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