News archive 2010
New Marshall Scholarship01 Oct 2010, PR 207/10
Professor Rick Trainor, King’s Principal and Dr Frances Dow, Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission recently signed an agreement that makes the College one of Marshall’s University Partners.
As a result, King’s will jointly fund one scholarship at masters or doctoral level per year, this will be in addition to the existing awards offered by the Commission, which will continue to be available.
Professor Vaughan Robinson, Director of the Graduate School, said ‘I am delighted we are strengthening and deepening the relationship we have with Marshall. The Marshall Scholarships have allowed us to attract some outstanding postgraduate students who have gone on to become leaders in their fields. This year King’s is hosting four Marshall Scholars, the most we have ever had.
These include Emma Wu studying for an MSC in Neuroscience; Benjamin Zintak studying for an MA in Science and Security; Michael Campbell studying for an MA in Conflict, Security and Development and Matthew Clawson studying for an MA in International Conflict Studies. We welcome all these Scholars to King’s and are particularly pleased that we have our first Marshall Scholar working in the Health Schools.’
Details of postgraduate funding opportunities at King's can be found at www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database and information on the Marshall Scholarships can be found at www.marshallscholarship.org
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King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2010 QS international world rankings), The Sunday Times 'University of the Year 2010/11' and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has nearly 23,000 students (of whom more than 8,600 are graduate students) from nearly 140 countries, and some 5,500 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, 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. 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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