King's College London

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King's College London
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The Maughan Library on Chancery Lane is the College's main library
Motto Sancte et Sapienter
Motto in English With Holiness and Wisdom
Established 1829
Type Public
Endowment £115.23 million[1]
Chancellor HRH The Princess Royal (University of London)
Principal Prof Sir Rick Trainor[2]
Chairman of the Council Lord Charles Wellesley[3]
Students 18,630[1]
Undergraduates 12,320[1]
Postgraduates 6,310[1]
Location London, United Kingdom
51°30′43.00″N 0°06′58.00″W / 51.51194°N 0.11611°W / 51.51194; -0.11611Coordinates: 51°30′43.00″N 0°06′58.00″W / 51.51194°N 0.11611°W / 51.51194; -0.11611
Campus Urban
Visitor The Archbishop of Canterbury ex officio[4]
Colours ______________________
Affiliations University of London
Russell Group
Golden Triangle
Website kcl.ac.uk
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King's College London ('King's' or 'KCL') is a large university in London, and a college of the federal University of London.

University College London (1826) was founded before it. However, King's (1829) was the third oldest university in England to get its royal charter.[5][6]

In 1836 King's became, with University College, one of the two founding colleges of the University of London.[7][8]

King's is arranged into nine Schools of Study, spread across four Thames-side campuses in central London and one in Denmark Hill, South London.[9]

King's is one of the largest centres for graduate and post-graduate medical teaching and biomedical research in Europe. It is home to six Medical Research Council centres, the most of any British university.[10]

King's has around 18,600 full-time students and 5,030 staff and had a total income of £508 million in 2009/10, of which £144 million was from research grants and contracts.[1]

There are 12 Nobel Prize winners amongst King's alumni and former faculty.[11] King's is ranked 5th nationally and 16th in the world in the 2010 QS World University Rankings,[12] 6th nationally and 40th in the world in the 2014 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 7th nationally and 59th in the world in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities.[13][14] In September 2010, The Sunday Times selected King's as its "University of the Year".[15] King's is a member of the European University Association and the Russell Group. It forms part of the 'Golden Triangle' of British universities.[16]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Financial Statements for the year to 31 July 2010". King's College London. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c6/02/39/08/financialstatements2010.pdf. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. "Principal of King's College London - Professor Rick Trainor". 2009. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/structure/principal/trainor.html. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  3. "King's College London Council membership 2008/09". 2008. https://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c4/29/75/Councilmembership2008-9.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  4. "The Archbishop of Canterbury - Register of Lords' interests". House of Lords. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldreg/reg06.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  5. "Profile: Durham University". The Sunday Times (London). 2010-12-09. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/sunday_times_university_guide/article4767634.ece. Retrieved 2010-09-15.
  6. Reference to UCL as third oldest univeersity in England.
  7. "About King's College London=King's College London". 2006. https://kcl.ac.uk/about/. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  8. "Royal Charter of King's College London=King's College London" (PDF). 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. http://web.archive.org/web/20080229031745/http://www.kcl.ac.uk/college/policyzone/attachments/CharterStatutes.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  9. "King's College London: Campuses=King's College London". 2006. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/campuses/. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  10. "Medical Research Council centres". 2009. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/mrc.html. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  11. "Tenth Nobel Prize Winner". King's College London. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news/newsrecords/2010/oct/TenthNobelPrizeWinner.aspx. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  12. "QS World University Rankings Results 2010". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2010/results. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  13. "Top 100". Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2010. http://www.arwu.org/ARWU2010.jsp. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  14. "Top 200". Times Higher Education. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/top-200.html. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  15. The Sunday Times (London). http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/University_Guide. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  16. "Golden opportunities". Nature. 6 July 2005. http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/2005/050707/full/nj7047-144a.html. Retrieved 19 October 2010.