Imperial College London (legally The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. The university was founded upon Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert’s vision to build an area encouraging the sciences and arts, encompassing the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall and Imperial College London. The university has since grown through mergers, including with St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (in 1988), the National Heart and Lung Institute (in 1995) and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (in 1997). Imperial College Business School was established in 2003, and Queen Elizabeth II opened its building in 2004. As a former constituent college of the University of London, Imperial received independence during its centennial celebration in 2007. The university is organised into four faculties: science, engineering, medicine and business; within the school there are more than 40 departments, institutes and research centres. Imperial’s main campus is located in the South Kensington area of London, with additional campuses in Chelsea, Hammersmith, Paddington, Silwood Park, Wye College and Singapore. Imperial is a biomedical research centre being a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, the G5, the Association of MBAs, the League of European Research Universities, the Russell Group and a part of the “golden triangle”. Imperial is consistently ranked among the best global universities, ranking 2nd in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings and 9th in the 2014/15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In a corporate study carried out by The New York Times, its graduates are among the 10 most globally valued. Imperial’s faculty and alumni include 15 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 70 Fellows of the Royal Society, 82 Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 78 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.