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Who we are

We're a vibrant hub of multi-disciplinary scholarship that seeks to address and resolve the most pressing issues facing our world today.

By drawing together a unique cohort of scholars, our School covers expertise in global environmental governance, climate change, global health, cross-border migration, emerging economies and politics. We're comprised of the Departments of Geography, International Development and Global Health & Social Medicine, the African Leadership Centre and the Global Institutes (Lau China, India, Brazil and Menzies Australia).

This means our research spans the historical to the predictive, and crosscuts the physical and social sciences. It also enables us to deliver an exciting portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes, built directly on our innovative and internationally-renowned research.

We offer our students the chance to acquire first-hand experience in conducting independent research, to immerse themselves in the living laboratory that is our central London location, and to engage with the wide array of education and social opportunities at King’s.

Our scholars also work closely with colleagues across King's and beyond to bring significant regional expertise to bear on key contemporary challenges. By working on projects operating around the world and in collaboration with our local and international partners, we're able to enrich our global outlook and drive our research impact.

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Our impact and insights

We are committed to addressing global challenges. Find out more about our research impact, as well as our latest expert insight, via our public engagement and impact initiatives.


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In line with the university’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion statement, the School is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all of our students, staff and visitors.

We aim to nurture a collegial, mutually supportive and committed culture among staff, students and visitors. We are committed to providing and promoting an environment in which all people can learn, work and interact freely without fear of discrimination, prejudice or harassment.

We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse work and learning environment. All students and staff are treated equitably and are not accorded less favourable treatment because of age, marital/civil partnership status, sex, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, religious or political beliefs and transgender status.

The School is also committed to enhancing the work-life balance of all staff in relation to caring responsibilities and other issues affecting well-being.