King’s College London is a multi-faculty research-led university based in the heart of London. Classed as one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings), King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.
The university has influenced many of the advances that shape modern life, such as:
- the discovery of the structure of DNA
- research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar
- being the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe.
King's College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society both in the UK and internationally. The university has grown and developed through mergers with several institutions each with their own distinguished histories. Over the centuries, King’s College London and its constituent institutions have been associated with some of the greatest innovators of their time.