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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

"International Women’s Day has celebrated the economic, political and social achievements of women across the world since 1911. We're proud to play our role in the celebrations.

King’s College London has long provided a platform for women to succeed, and has been home to remarkable female students, academics and staff since it was founded almost 200 years ago. Pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale and writer Virginia Woolf are among our most famous female alumni.

Some of the great international women who chose to study at King’s include former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gherman and celebrated Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos.

Dr Joanna NewmanToday, as a global-thinking, world-leading university we give exciting opportunities to extraordinary female students from across the globe. We proudly host many talented female academics who are changing the world, and play a key role in work that focuses on improving the lives of women and narrowing the gender divide."

- Dr. Joanna Newman MBE – Vice-Principal (International) 

Dr Joanna Newman is Vice-Principal International at King’s College London. Since joining King’s in 2014 she has been building a vision to strengthen and further develop King's global outlook and reputation. 

Beginning her career as an academic, Dr Newman has gone on to hold influential posts in education, including leading the Higher Education International Unit at Universities UK. She has recently been appointed one of fourteen Commonwealth Commissioners by the UK Secretary of State for International Development. Her key role will include selecting students from the 53 Commonwealth territories who will be awarded scholarships to study in the UK, as well as driving forward the Commission’s  policy.

You can find out more about the work that’s being done at King’s and beyond by exploring the profiles below.

To learn more about what we are doing internationally, visit King's Worldwide.

King's WORLDWIDE - EMPOWERING WOMEN

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