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Our teaching, research and innovation

King’s College London offers an intellectually stimulating environment in which to work, where staff are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning, in the service of society.

We are a multi-faculty institution, providing high-quality teaching, research and innovation across the sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and social sciences.

As a member of the Russell Group, an association of leading UK research-intensive universities, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in research and education.

King’s is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe, and is home to four  Medical Research Council Centres spread across its three teaching hospitals (Guy’s, St. Thomas’ and King’s College).

King’s is working closely with Guy's and St Thomas', King’s College Hospital, and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts, to bring about swifter and more effective improvements in health, and is bringing together research expertise to deliver breakthroughs to patients at the earliest possible opportunity.

King’s is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (2020 QS World Rankings).

Our location

King’s contributes an especially important role to the economic, social and cultural life of London. With four Thames-side campuses between the Houses of Parliament and London Bridge, we are London's most central university, and have links with many of the country's leading cultural and scientific institutions and societies.

The King’s Walks show some of the interesting places to visit between the King’s campuses.

Our mission and strategy

Our vision is to make the world a better place.

We have been making the world a better place for almost 200 years. Since our foundation in 1829, King’s students and staff have dedicated themselves in the service of society.

King’s will continue to focus on world-leading education, research and service, and will have an increasingly proactive role to play in a more interconnected, complex world. Students will be educated to become rounded critical thinkers, with the character and wisdom to make a difference in the world around them. Through the highest quality disciplinary research and interdisciplinary collaborations, our students and staff will develop insights and solutions for the many and diverse challenges faced around the globe. King’s will be the university that makes a significant and innovative contribution by serving the needs and aspirations of society and the wider world.

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