Global opportunities for everyone at King's
Our ability to offer King's students, academics, researchers, medical and professional staff an international experience is one of things that has helped us cement our status as a World Top 25 university (QS World University Rankings 2016/2017).
By encouraging global thinking our students are getting new perspectives and becoming more employable. We are giving academics access to valuable international information and funding to carry out new research. Our medical staff are able to train the healthcare professionals of the future in places like Sierra Leone and Somaliland that desperately need more capacity and health infrastructure. Our professional services staff also have the chance to visit universities overseas to bring back fresh ideas.
Mobility for students, staff and research
Our Study Abroad office supports students going overseas as part of their degree every step of the way. That’s not just language students. They encourage - and make it easy for - students in all disciplines from Film Studies to Dentistry to think about sandwiching experience overseas into their studies. Last year over 1,000 King's students spent time abroad, whether for a year or a few weeks.
For postgraduate students, researchers and academics King’s Worldwide offers advice and a significant amount of funding for projects at our partner universities across the world, to organise conferences and to take part in workshops encouraging world-class research with new perspectives.
Teaching on our short courses gives staff a different, invigorating take on education. Students from across the world come to King’s each year for Summer programmes on anything from management to literature, while King’s staff have taught over 1,500 students in India on summer programmes since 2012. Our staff are also encouraged to teach on short Executive Education courses, which equip international governments and agencies with knowledge on anything from nursing to counter-terrorism.