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Working together to build a better world

Today, the world is facing monumental challenges that are vast, complex and interconnected. They’re too divisive to have simple answers. Too urgent to be postponed. And too big to be solved alone. Creating meaningful change takes a collective effort. Students working with communities. Clinicians with technologists. Sociologists with creatives. And engineers with historians. The biggest issues of our time call for expansive and interdisciplinary thinking. Working together means we are more than the sum of our parts.

Knowledge with purpose


Serving society lies at the heart of our identity and what we stand for as a University. For nearly 200 years, we’ve harnessed the power of our minds to build a better world. Our mission is to ensure that our research, education and commitment to service result in positive change and value for people, planet and society. This mission drives us to actively address the most urgent and deep-rooted global issues.

Service and social purpose

King's Impact Priorities

We believe in a world where people can enjoy peace and healthy lives. Where they can coexist with a thriving environment. A world where background doesn't limit opportunity. And where innovations benefit everyone, not just a select few. Our community identified five focus areas to strengthen our collective impact on local, national, and global levels. These priorities are: • A thriving and sustainable planet • Whole-life health for mind and body • Advancing equality and social mobility • Peace and justice in a turbulent world • Technology for good

Impact priorities

Strengthening our connections

From students, academics and operational staff to local charities and multinational corporations, each of us plays a crucial role in responding to the world’s most pressing issues. Guided by our impact priorities, our aim is to enhance collaboration, amplify existing activity and co-create innovative solutions. We are expanding our networks and bringing our partners together to strengthen our collective response.


One King’s Impact Fund


With £1,000,000 of available funding over two years, One King’s Impact Fund invests in scaling existing projects and supporting new initiatives across research, education and service that align with King's Impact Priorities. One King’s Impact Fund supports project proposals between £25,000 and £50,000, increasing to £100,000 for high value proposals with clear scalable impact. Find out more about the fund and how to apply.

One King's Impact Fund

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Research impact

Our research tackles global issues and adds value to the UK economy