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19 January 2022

King's announces new strategic relationship with The Courtauld

King’s today announces a new landmark 10-year strategic relationship with The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Courthauld relationship
Professor Evelyn Welch, Senior Vice Principal (Service, People & Planning) at King’s, Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Principal & President, Professor Shitij Kapur at King's and Professor Alixe Bovey, Dean and Deputy Director of The Courtauld

King’s and The Courtauld Institute of Art have today announced a new strategic relationship which will provide further opportunities for working together and in new areas of academic and educational collaboration, with the development of co-convened Masters courses, undergraduate module sharing, co-supervision of postgraduate research and interdisciplinary research opportunities.

King’s and The Courtauld will jointly develop innovative postgraduate courses over a 10-year period. Postgraduate provision will also include Executive Education, Continuous Professional Development and Short Courses and both organisations have committed to joint supervision of PhDs. The relationship will also enhance the student experience, with students gaining access to services and activities across both institutions.

This new phase in the long-standing relationship between The Courtauld and King's will serve to build on our strengths and our shared commitment to excellence, inclusion and service to society, as we enable more students, researchers and the public to benefit from and contribute to the extensive resources of both institutions.

Principal & President, Professor Shitij Kapur, King’s

The Courtauld, as a specialist institution with a global reputation, distinguished history and founding principle of “art for all”, shares King’s commitment to excellence and recognition of the role that the arts and culture play in Higher Education in the UK.

Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art said: “Through this strategic relationship, King’s College London and The Courtauld have a unique opportunity to achieve educational, intellectual and public benefits together – while remaining two independent institutions. The Courtauld is the world’s leading centre for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture, which complements King’s activity from across its nine academic faculties. King’s, as a Russell Group multi-faculty institution, offers a breadth of research and teaching activity, and a vibrant student experience proposition that opens up a rich interdisciplinary environment for The Courtauld academic, student and staff communities.”

We'll co-operate across our existing areas of synergy in cultural history, visual arts and literature and digital humanities whilst also exploring new collaborative opportunities. These activities will be powered by some very strong existing research collaborations between the institutions, as well as acting as a catalyst for exciting new ones.

Professor Evelyn Welch, Senior Vice Principal (Service, People & Planning), King’s

King’s Arts and Humanities is delighted to be at the heart of this special relationship and we look forward to deepening what is already a great friendship with a near neighbour. This collaboration will enrich the lives of our students and our staff, and it will increase the reach and impact of our work.

Professor Marion Thain, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King’s

In this story

Shitij Kapur

Vice-Chancellor & President of King's College London

Evelyn Welch

Former Senior Vice President (Service, People & Planning)

Marion Thain

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities