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King's ranked 11th in THE 'most international'

Posted on 01/02/2017
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King’s has been placed 11th in the Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2017 Rankings- a rise of nine places on last year.

 The ranking draws largely from the ‘international outlook’ section of the THE World University Rankings. This takes into account a university’s proportions of international students, international staff and journal publications with at least one international co‐author.

This year’s rankings also take into account international reputation for the first time which is taken from the THE’s annual invitation-only Academic Reputation Survey. This survey asks leading scholars to name the world’s best universities for teaching and research in their field.

Phil Baty, THE World University Rankings Editor said: ‘King’s College London is an outstanding performer in the World University Rankings for a number of clear reasons: world class research and strong teaching, of course, but one major aspect fuelling excellence at King’s is a truly international outlook and a big global footprint. London is the world’s leading centre for higher education and research, with the highest concentration of world-class universities of any city on the planet, and it is a powerful magnet for international talent. Many of the world’s smartest students and most distinguished researchers are choosing to build their careers in London – and King’s is a major player at heart of this ecosystem.

 ‘Indeed, it is King’s powerful global profile and its commitment to internationalisation that persuaded Times Higher Education to choose King’s, and London, as the host of its fourth annual World Academic Summit – after successful meetings in Singapore, Melbourne and Berkeley, California.’

Professor Ed Byrne, AC, President and Principal of King’s said: ‘This excellent result is testament to how our multi-disciplinary nature is enabling us to work closely with the best international partners – and also to the hard work of our staff to nurture and develop global collaborations with impact.

‘It demonstrates once again, the importance and benefits of combining our collective strengths and expertise in the pursuit of tackling pressing global issues together and making the world a better place.’

Dr Joanna Newman, Vice Principal (International) said the recognition reflected King’s drive to attract the best minds from around the world and also a desire for internationalisation to become the very fabric of King’s.

‘I am delighted with this recognition. Over the past few years, King’s has made real strides to broaden its global reach by developing existing partnerships and creating new ones. This is increasingly a vital part of enriching the quality of our education experience and our research.

I believe internalisation is very much about how we serve society and about the role King’s plays in making global citizens of the future. At a time of much global uncertainty, the freedom of movement of ideas and people has never been so vital.’ 

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