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King's enters top ten for 'clinical, pre-clinical & health'

King’s has risen to 8th place in the 2015/16 THE Subject Ranking for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health. Previously listed as 11th in the 2014/15 world rankings for this category, King’s joins Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial as the fifth UK university to enter the world’s top ten.

Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Vice Principal (Health), King’s College London said: 'We are delighted by our rise from 11th to 8th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health.'

'Our strong performance, recognised in the recent Research Excellence Framework, reflects the world-leading education and research in biomedical and health sciences that is delivered by the outstanding faculty that we have recruited and retained in recent years. Through the King’s Health Partners we translate cutting-edge research into excellent patient care, bringing real and lasting improvements to the quality of people’s lives.'

‘Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health’ is one of six subjects ranked by Times Higher Education as part of their World University Rankings series. The full table can be accessed here.

King's College London as a whole rose 13 places in the THE World University Rankings to 27th. Read the full article.

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