Kingston University

Kingston University

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
020 8417 9000
Vice Chancellor
Professor Steven Spier (Acting)

With nearly 20,000 students, Kingston University is the largest provider of higher education in south-west London, offering an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The University is a growing force in research and a pioneer in entrepreneurship.

The latest Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2014/15 reported that, for the sixth time, Kingston had the highest number of graduates starting up their own companies out of any institution in the United Kingdom.

A new report published in 2016 by BiGGAR Economics shows that Kingston University is making a substantial economic contribution to the local borough, London, and the UK as a whole. The report found that in 2014/15, Kingston University generated an estimated £921.1m and supported 12,500 jobs throughout the UK.

Recent news from Kingston University

22 May: Speeches, showers and a silver trowel at ground breaking for Kingston University's landmark Town House building
Town and gown key influencers celebrated the start of construction of Kingston University's Town House building at a ground breaking event on 18 May.

22 May: Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder
A Kingston University postgraduate research student has produced a study that examines the effects of reading and watching television on social behaviour - concluding that literature lovers have the …

19 May: Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables
Kingston University's specialised environmental chamber, which can replicate the conditions in the Sahara, was used by athletes training for the 32nd Marathon de Sables which took place recently; …

18 May: Kingston University researcher investigates how artificial intelligence can help composers create new music
A Kingston University music technology expert has created an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can work alongside composers to create new music.

16 May: Kingston University picks up three 2017 NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all
Kingston University takes home the 2017 NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year Award and also wins in two other award categories.

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