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29 November 2019

King's recognised for work on gender equality and reducing inequality

King’s wins the Times Higher Education DataPoints Merit Award

Times Higher Education Awards 2019

King’s commitment to gender equality and reducing inequalities has been celebrated by the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2019.

Winner of the THE DataPoints Merit Award for our success in meeting specific United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), King’s commitment to supporting women at work and tackling discrimination was recognised.

In April 2019, King’s was ranked fifth in the world in the first Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, which recognises the social and economic contribution of universities. King’s won the THE DataPoints Merit Award for our performance in that ranking across ‘gender equality’ (SDG 5) and ‘reduced inequalities’ (SDG 10), where we placed 10th and 12th respectively.

I am absolutely delighted that King’s has been recognised with this award and would like to thank the King's community for making it possible. What I particularly like about the approach THE have taken with the impact ranking and the DataPoints Merit Award is that it is based on a holistic assessment of our academic mission of Research, Education and Service.

Professor Jonathan Grant, Vice President & Vice-Principal (Service)

The gender equality ranking (SDG 5) measures research on the study of gender, the diversity of our student body – including our widening participation programmes – and our policies and procedures on diversity and inclusion. The reduced inequality ranking (SDG 10) measures universities’ research on social inequalities, policies on discrimination, and commitment to recruiting students and staff from under-represented groups.

We know we still have more to do but this award recognises the commitment of the entire King’s community to serving society and making the world a better place.

Find out more about the 2019 THE Awards here.