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King’s in world league table04 Nov 2009, PR 234/09
King's has been rated 65th in the world university league table produced by Shanghai Jiao Tong university in China. The College has risen sixteen places since last year (when it was in 81st position), particularly as a result of improvement in performance in the 'highly cited researchers' category.
The Principal, Professor Rick Trainor comments: 'I am delighted that King's has risen so dramatically in the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJT) world university league table, which has a strong focus on research, mainly in the science-based subjects.
'This is therefore an international endorsement of both the quantity and quality of research being carried out at the College and confirmation that King's is one of the world's most highly rated institutions.'
The SJT league table has been published every year since 2003 and is one of two league tables that rank universities across the world. In the other table, produced by the Times Higher Education magazine, King's was ranked 24th in the world in 2009.
The SJT rankings compare 1200 higher education institutions worldwide according to a formula that takes into account Nobel Prizes, Field Medals, highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories, articles published in Science and Nature, the Science Citation Index, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.
The SJT table does not take into account the performance of Arts and Humanities subjects.
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2009) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has more than 21,000 students from nearly 140 countries, and more than 5,700 employees. King's is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment programme which is transforming its estate.
King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine 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. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.
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