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King's College London

King's College London

King's College London was founded in 1828-29 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen, and others. King's was granted a royal charter by King George IV on 14 August 1829. King''s College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. In light of recent changes to the higher education environment, the Principal's Academic Strategy Group has developed a strategic review document with a strategic plan to follow with its goal of being recognised as a leading world university by 2016.

Faculty at King's are involved in a variety of research projects around the world which have a global impact; these include pioneering projects and high profile collaborations with international partners. Research conducted at the College brings together researchers from a variety of subject areas and disciplines. Several interdisciplinary research groups have been established, such as King's Global Institutes. King's is the only university to provide academic partnership in all three categories of NIHR research centres, involving collaborating with all three of its primary partner NHS Trusts: Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundations Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The centres were created in 2005 and are aimed at providing patients better access to ground breaking medicines and treatments, and supporting researchers carrying out health and social care research. The centres are external recognition of King's unparalleled translational research portfolio.

For more information please go to http://www.kcl.ac.uk/