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London as a Living Laboratory


Through our research collaborations and partnerships with London's businesses, organisations and agencies we work across disciplines to help London address its challenges and opportunities. 

Research is core to King’s: what we do, what we care about and how we educate. It is how we channel our creativity to further knowledge and understanding, challenge convention and create impact. Across a broad range of disciplines King’s is delivering a distinctive and thriving research portfolio and the university is recognised, in a number of key areas, as the world-leader.

Through collaborations with other universities and with London’s businesses, agencies, institutions, policy makers and practitioners, we ensure that our research is informed by London and that it delivers benefits to the capital and the communities around us.  

Our ambition is to make the world a better place by generating high-quality and high-impact research that, through interdisciplinary collaborations across and beyond King’s, can be readily turned into new solutions for the many and diverse challenges faced in London, across the country and around the globe.

More information about the research strategy as part of Vision 2029 can be found on the Research Strategy webpages

page_divider_685px_peagreenFeatured collaborations 

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Drawing on the latest research from the Department of Physics at King's, DARK MATTER combines art, physics and philosophy to connect audiences across London with one of the biggest mysteries in physics today. 


224x135px-backpacks-sensorsWE'RE GOING ON AN AIR HUNT

The Environmental Research Group at King's is conducting the world's largest study of school children's air pollution exposure, in collaboration with the Mayor of London.


The School of Global Affairs is collecting vital data across London and beyond to help address global challenges- including water use and food security - in a unique research collaboration funded by NASA and the European Space Agency.

224x135px-floodingMANAGING RISK

The Department of Geography works with City of London insurers and risk assessors to develop new tools to improve the community resilience to flooding and enhance community capacity to minitor and manage local flooding.

224x135px_healthHEALTHCARE AI

A consortium of NHS, academic and industry partners led by King's and based in St Thomas' Hospital in central London are developing sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms to create new healthcare tools.

224x135px-medical research-pixelbayKNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

King's is working alongside Imperial College London, University College London and MedCity to support advanced therapies knowledge exchange across the capital's academic community alongside industry partners.



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