King’s College London

King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2014/15 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 26,500 students (of whom nearly 10,400 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and nearly 6,900 staff. King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King's was ranked 6th nationally in the 'power' ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings.

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. It 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.

King's College London is one of the founders of King's Health Partners (KHP), the Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) formed with Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.  KHP is a pioneering global collaboration that brings together expertise in research, education and clinical practice across a wide range of disciplines to ensure rapid translation of biomedical discoveries into innovative treatments.

King's partnership with the Crick spans our four main science and health faculties, and enables a wide range of joint initiatives from joint post-graduate research and clinical training through to research collaborations, which bring the Crick's science strategy to life.