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To strengthen resilience and forge pathways to sanctuary

Violence, conflict, persecution, injustice and democratic deficits continue to affect millions of people. There will be enduring repercussions that echo through generations. With a staggering 1 in 73 people displaced, according to the UN Refugee Agency, the impact of forced migration is felt locally and globally. At King's, we are committed to improving the lives of those affected by these injustices and addressing the forces that prevent international peace and security.


Our focus

delivering impact

We’re working towards a world where justice and opportunity are accessible to everyone. And where education is upheld as an inalienable right for all. While we cannot prevent conflict from occurring, we are committed to using our expertise, education and service to help prevent violent escalation, encourage conflict resolution, and bring about positive change in the lives of those affected.

Delivering impact

Through our flagship Sanctuary Programme, we are creating education-led pathways for displaced students and academics. Delivering free legal advice to asylum seekers and refugees. Conducting world-leading research on conflict resolution, sustainable peace, security, migration and borders. And exploring practical strategies to alleviate political polarisation — both within the University and beyond. Drawing together our expertise, service and partners, we aim to bring about both individual and systemic transformations for a more just and peaceful world.

A panel discussion - a row of people seated in front of a large screen reading 'London Defence Conference 2024'

Shaping collective change

Enabling education in collaboration

Advancing research in partnership