Founded in 1899 as Kingston Polytechnic, the Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, London, UK. The university has campuses in Penrhyn Road, Kingston Hill, Knights Park and Roehampton Vale.
The university comprises of 5 faculties: Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Kingston Business School; Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education; and Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Computing. Each faculty offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, plus undertakes research in related areas.
The total student population at the university is more than 20,800 students of which over 16,000 are enrolled on the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 9:1.
Most undergraduate courses recognize and support study or work abroad through the university's Study Abroad program or the Erasmus program. At the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, the university has research facilities like a Learjet 25 and flight simulator; a drop tower (weightless environment); space mission control room; crime scene house; a heat chamber (sports science); global navigation satellite systems equipment; and laboratories for automotive and motorsports, biomedical research, concrete, and games development.
Kingston University has partnered with Study Group to help International Students get their best start in their University journey. The International Study Centre offers International Foundation Year, International Year One and the Pre Masters Program. International Foundation Year prepares the student for a three-year degree at Kingston University. The International Year One in Business Management is a two-term fast-track program which takes the student to the 3rd term of the first year undergraduate degree at the Kingston University after successfully completing the International Year One. Pre Masters Program prepares the student for Masters at Kingston University.
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Notable Alumni: Glenda Bailey (journalist, Editor in Chief, Harper's Bazaar), Lavinia Greenlaw (poet and novelist), Ed McKeever (Kayak World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist ), Hadia Tajik (Minister of Culture, Government of Norway), Adel Al Toraifi (Minister of Information and Culture of Saudi Arabia).
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