A world map of collaborations

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


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