KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Since its foundation almost 200 years ago, King’s College London has been central to the establishment of London as one of the world’s foremost centres of academic excellence.
Situated in the heart of what, by any measure, is one of the world’s most dynamic and international cities, King’s benefits from being shoulder-to-shoulder with London’s great institutions.
While King’s has a proud history, which has served the King’s family well for generations and made a profound contribution to modern life and society, King’s is neither captured nor defined only by its past. Indeed, King’s aspires to tackle global challenges and serve society in a way that is contemporary, forward-looking and unrestrained.
King’s is: • one of the top 25 universities in the world (2016-17 QS international world rankings) • the fourth oldest university in England • research-led and based in the heart of London.
King’s has over 27,600 students (including nearly 10,500 postgraduates) from some 150 countries and almost 6,800 employees.
King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research: • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings • Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*) • The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million. King’s has a distinguished reputation in: • the humanities • law • the sciences, including health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry • social sciences, including international affairs.
King’s is in The Complete University Guide’s Top Ten for: • Business Management Studies • Classics & Ancient History
• Dentistry • Education • Food Science • History • Law • Music
King’s has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as: • the discovery of the structure of DNA • research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar • being the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe.
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