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

19 March: Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture
Leading economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis highlighted the seminal influence Shakespeare has had on his thinking as he took centre stage at the Rose Theatre following an …

15 March: Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder
Kingston University journalism expert Professor Brian Cathcart has given a public lecture exploring the impact of the Daily Mail's coverage of the Stephen Lawrence case.

14 March: New for 2018 - Business of Football
Would you like to use your passion for football to learn about the business of sport? We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new and exciting summer school - and quot;Business of …

13 March: Kingston School of Art student showcases her fine art talent to the nation in Sky television's Portrait Artist of the Year competition
Kingston University fine art student Georgia Palomba only just made the deadline for entries in the Portrait Artist of the Year competition but her first ever self-portrait earned her a place on the …

9 March: Six leading female authors in the running for this year's Kingston University Big Read as shortlisted titles announced
Kingston University's award-winning Big Read project is returning for a fourth time - with six books by leading female authors in the running to be this year's chosen title.

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