King's College London

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King's College London
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
The Maughan Library on Chancery Lane is the College's main library

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, but King's (1829) has a technical claim to being the third oldest chartered university in England.[5][6]

In 1836 King's became 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 10 Nobel Prize winners amongst King's alumni and former faculty.[11] King's is ranked 63rd in the world (and 16th in Europe) in the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities,[12] 21st in the world (and 6th in Europe) in the 2010 QS World University Rankings,[13] and 77th in the world (and 15th in Europe) in the 2010 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[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 | edit 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. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. "Principal of King's College London - Professor Rick Trainor". 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  3. "King's College London Council membership 2008/09". 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  4. "The Archbishop of Canterbury - Register of Lords' interests". House of Lords. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  5. "Profile: Durham University". The Sunday Times (London). 2010-12-09. 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. 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. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  9. "King's College London: Campuses=King's College London". 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  10. "Medical Research Council centres". 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  11. "Tenth Nobel Prize Winner". King's College London. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  12. "Top 100". Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  13. "QS World University Rankings Results 2010". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  14. "Top 200". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  15. The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  16. "Golden opportunities". Nature. 6 July 2005. Retrieved 19 October 2010.