King’s College London, one of the top 10 UK universities in the world, is a research-led and based in the heart of London. As the fourth oldest university in England, we have been driving progress in medicine, technology, the humanities, law and social sciences for nearly two centuries. At King’s, we recognise that we have a responsibility, ability and capacity to be part of shaping and transforming local communities and societies across the world. Population changes, depleted resources, rising inequality and the collapse of political consensus threaten progress in every field, on every continent. With world-class academic and clinical credentials, King’s can bring the best minds together to amplify and unlock these challenges.
The discovery and structure of DNA; the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar; the pioneering of antiseptic surgery and palliative care; and the development of new disciplines such as military mental health all sprung from King’s laboratories, clinics and classrooms. We have built our reputation by tackling these big issues with expertise, rigour and passion. Much of the impact we have had in the world has been made possible by philanthropic support.