News archive 2005
The tsunami disaster: information update11 Jan 2005, PR 01/05
The Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, writes
On behalf of the entire College, I would like to express sincere condolences and sympathies to all students, staff and alumni affected by the disaster in the Indian Ocean.
It is too early yet to know to what extent the College community has been affected, but there can be no doubt that this is a tragedy that has touched us all.
Senior staff at King's are currently reviewing how the College can help those affected. In the next few days information will be posted on the website with contact details for those with queries about accommodation, academic issues, counselling, finance and travel, etc. In the meantime King's College Student Services are available to all students and staff affected by this devastating event.
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is the fourth oldest university in England with more than 13,700 undergraduates and nearly 5,600 graduate students in nine schools of study based at five London campuses. It is a member of the Russell Group: a coalition of the UK's major research-based universities. The College has had 24 of its subject-areas awarded the highest rating of 5* and 5 for research quality, demonstrating excellence at an international level, and it has recently received an excellent result in its audit by the Quality Assurance Agency.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, international relations, medicine, nursing and the sciences, and has played major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of health care professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
King's is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contracts of more than £114 million, and has anannual income of more than £369 million.
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