Kingston University

Kingston University

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

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

20 April: Kingston University partners with Fulham Football Club Foundation to deliver exciting new summer school
Kingston University has teamed up with the Fulham Football Club Foundation to deliver the Business of Sport summer school programme. The two-week course will be led by industry professionals, …

20 April: YouTube star and Kingston University graduate Sean Elliott O'Connor showcases artistic talents on return to campus
YouTube sensation Sean Elliott O'Connor returned to Kingston School of Art to remake his favourite piece of coursework - and offer his audience a glimpse of life at Kingston University.

12 April: Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi
Dr Cat Rossi has followed up her research on Italian nightclub design with a co-curated show at Vitra Design Museum in Germany that looks at the relationship between discos, design and club culture.

12 April: Kingston University student scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children
A Kingston University postgraduate student has drawn on her own experiences of growing up with Asperger Syndrome in France for an award-winning dissertation exploring the need for more children's …

10 April: First head of state of independent Belarus recalls historic meeting that dissolved Soviet Union during Kingston University lecture
Former Belarusian leader Professor Stanislav Shushkevich spoke about the historic meeting that led to the break-up of the USSR as well as the secrecy imposed by the Soviet regime in the wake of the …

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