Kings college

About King’s College London:

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. We are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place.

Mission and vision

Through our commitment to exceptional education, impactful research and genuine service to society, we are creating positive change in our communities, both in London and on the world stage. Our Strategic Vision 2029 looks forward to our 200th anniversary in 2029 and sets out our ambitious plans in five key areas:

  • Educating the next generation of change-makers;
  • Challenging ideas and driving change through research;
  •  Giving back to society through meaningful service;
  •  Working with our local communities in London;
  •  Fostering global citizens with an international perspective.

King’s by numbers

1829 – The foundation of King’s
More than 33,000 students from over 150 countries around the world
More than 185,000 alumni across the world
£273m annual research income
6th in the world for research ‘power’ (2021 Research Excellence Framework)
Ranked 35th in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2023)

14 Nobel Laureates

24th in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings that measure universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

100% of the electricity we purchase directly comes from UK wind energy (since October 2017). King’s target is to be net zero carbon by 2025.

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