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Our Research Strategy

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 deliver impact.

Our vision is to deliver research to inform and innovate. By providing the best environment, support and networks for our community, from postgraduate research students to senior academics, we will deliver research excellence.

Launched in December 2016, King’s Research Strategy (pdf 3.9fmb) sets out our vision to better enable informative and innovative research.

By delivering world-leading and outward-looking research focused on meeting societal need, King’s will make the world a better place. We have focused our efforts around five pillars:

  1. Retaining, developing and recruiting world-class talent
  2. Providing the best environment and systems to deliver world-leading research
  3. Broadening the research base whilst increasing quality
  4. Increasing impact and expanding research partnerships
  5. Delivering research-enhanced education

The Research Strategy has been designed to enable and complement the work of our faculties. Most importantly, it has been developed around our people – our researchers, current and future, our professional services staff and our students. The strategy is designed to provide the support, development, infrastructure and environment they need to succeed.

The Research Strategy is supplemented with an action plan which details the specific objectives, the measures of success and the accountability for delivery. Click here to access (internal only).

Academic Research Strategy 2020-21

We have recently launched an addition to the Strategy in the form of the Academic Research Strategy 2020-21 (pdf 1.87mb), which focuses on the actions we need to prioritise in the next 18-24 months, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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