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.
Today, 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.