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King's College London

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2015-16 QS international world rankings). A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has more than 26,500 students (of whom more than 10,000 are graduate students) from nearly 150 countries, and more than 6,500 employees. King's is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment program which is transforming its estate.

King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading.

The college is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £554 million. King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs.

King’s has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest center for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.

The college is in the midst of a five-year, £500 million fundraising campaign – World questions | King’s answers – created to address some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity as quickly as feasible. The campaign’s five priority areas are neuroscience and mental health, leadership and society, cancer, global power and children's health. More information about the campaign is available here.

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2012
19=
2013
16
2014
19
2015
91.00
Overall Score
95.2
Academic Reputation
95.9
Employer Reputation
89.9
Faculty Student
95.4
International Faculty
98.2
International Students
77.5
Citations per Faculty
7
2015
4
2016
86.40
Overall Score
83.1
Academic Reputation
69.7
Employer Reputation
89.2
Citations per Paper
92.5
H-index Citations
14
2013
29
2014
23
2015
81.80
Overall Score
82.7
Academic Reputation
80.4
Employer Reputation
92.2
Citations per Paper
68.3
H-index Citations
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,536
International
1,466

Number of students

22,809
Postgraduate 35%
Undergraduate 65%

Number of international students

8,994
Postgraduate 48%
Undergraduate 52%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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