- Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
- 020 8417 9000
- Vice Chancellor
- Professor Julius Weinberg
The mission of Kingston University is to:
– promote participation in higher education, which it regards as a democratic entitlement;
– strive for excellence in learning, teaching and research;
– realise the creative potential and fire the imagination of all its members; and
– equip its students to make effective contributions to society and the economy.
Although this statement was first made about 10 years ago, it continues to sum up the University’s key aspirations – widening participation, excellence in teaching and research, and enabling graduates to pursue successful careers as well as being active citizens.
Recent news from Kingston University
8 February: Professor Leonard Lawley, former Kingston Polytechnic director and the institution's first professor, passes away
Professor Lawley started at Kingston College of Technology in 1957 as the Head of the Department of Physics and Mathematics, becoming Vice-Principal of the College in 1960 and later the College …
5 February: Mechanical birds and music boxes propel Kingston University MA Experimental Film graduate into industry spotlight
MA Experimental Film graduate Florence Kennard is compiling a collection of accolades for her short documentary films.
4 February: Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Sir Ed Davey named Honorary Doctor of Science by Kingston University
Former Kingston and Surbiton MP Sir Ed Davey praised Kingston University's contribution to the surrounding community after being named an Honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of his commitment …
1 February: New PhD Studentships 2016
The competition for these prestigious research studentships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University. Funding is at Home/EU level only.
30 January: Ultra runner Susie Chan sets new 12-hour treadmill world record at Kingston University
Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts from Kingston University.