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King's College London

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King's College London is one of the top 35 universities in the world (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023) and among the oldest in England.

King's has more than 33,000 students (of whom nearly 15,000 are graduate students) from some 190 countries worldwide, and some 9,500 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) King’s was ranked 6th in the UK, 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’. 

Fourteen Nobel Prize winners are associated with King's, including Maurice Wilkins who discovered the structure of DNA, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu (a KCL alumnus), awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in recognition of his work in opposing South Africa's apartheid regime. 

King’s College London was founded in 1829 and became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836. King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King’s College London alumni benefit from professional development, the ‘Kings Connect’ alumni mentoring programme, library access, and invitations to alumni events.