News archive 2008
Review of the King's year23 Dec 2008, PR 271/08
The 2008 King's College London Report illustrates a sample of the immense and innovative range of research, teaching and commercialisation undertaken at King's in the 2007- 8 academic year.
The Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, comments: ‘The achievements featured in this edition of the Report indicate King’s ever more prominent status as one of the country’s leading university institutions, which is reflected in the College’s recognition for the second year running as one of the top 25 universities in the world.’
This year’s cover story highlights the College's growing links with China. These include collaboration between the College and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica on studies of traditional Chinese medicine; links between the Law School and Tsinghua University, Beijing; the arrival at King’s of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in China, and the Creative China conference in June which was organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum at the time of their China Now exhibition.
Among this year’s contributors, Paul Ekins, Professor of Energy & Environmental Policy in the Department of Geography, discusses oil prices; and Aileen McColgan, Professor of Human Rights in King’s School of Law, describes the progress towards a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.
The Report also features research by Dr Daniel Freeman, Institute of Psychiatry, who has devised a unique virtual reality London Underground ride which reveals the extent to which paranoia occurs in the general public, and the work of Professor Alan Michette, Department of Physics, on the measurement of cosmic rays.
The Report is edited by Dr Christine Kenyon Jones, the College Writer, and designed by Buchanan Davey.
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Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2008) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has 19,700 students from more than 150 countries, and 5,400 employees. King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of approximately £450 million. An investment £500 million has been made in the redevelopment of its estate.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and has played a 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 healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres, a total unsurpassed by any other university.
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