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

28 June: Will Wonder Woman's success pave the way for other superheroines? asks Kingston expert Will Brooker
Unlike its predecessors Batman V Superman (Zack Snyder, 2016) and Suicide Squad (David Ayer, 2016), Wonder Woman's success continued beyond the opening weekend. In fact, it had the lowest drop in …

28 June: Diaries of a writer - Kingston University's recently acquired Iris Murdoch journals mark new research chapter exploring work of late novelist and philosopher
Kingston University has been gifted 15 volumes of private journals belonging to novelist Iris Murdoch - establishing the University's archives as the most complete body of autobiographical work by …

27 June: Kingston University graduate's backpack design offers music fans a sleek option to stay hydrated and keep drinks out of harm's way at festivals
Graphic design alumna Magdalena Huber's innovative design for a safer drinks backpack to bring to festivals could help to keep music fans safe at festivals this summer.

27 June: Is your child a crybaby? New comparison chart developed by Kingston University researcher sheds light on tiny tots' tears
A chart that enables parents to calculate if their baby is crying more than it should in the first three months of its life has been created by a Kingston University researcher, following a global …

26 June: Research reveals vapers who continue to smoke are in denial about their addiction and could struggle to kick the habit
Identity crisis? People who vape while still using traditional cigarettes may find it harder to give up cigarettes as they are in denial about their addiction.

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