King's College London
|King's College London|
|motto||Sancte et sapienter|
|place||London , UK|
|management||Anne, Princess Royal ( University of London Chancellor ), Ed Byrne (Rector), Christopher Geidt (Chair)|
|Annual budget||£ 902.0 million (2018-19)|
The King's College London (colloquially called King's or KCL ) is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the world and the oldest college of the University of London and one of the oldest and richest universities in the United Kingdom . It was founded in 1829 and got its name after the patronage of King George IV.
The college traditionally ranks at the top of national and international comparisons, making it one of the most renowned universities in the world. A total of twelve Nobel Prize winners were educated at King's College or did research at the university.
King's College is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Russell Group , an association of the nation's strongest research universities. In addition, it is part of the so-called " golden triangle ", a group of prestigious British traditional universities, which consists of the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and the London universities University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College London and King's College London. In addition, King's College has partnerships with leading universities around the world. These include American Ivy League universities such as Cornell University or the University of Pennsylvania.
The humanities, social and human sciences faculties enjoy a special reputation.
King's College was founded right next to Somerset House on London Street Strand , the campus is still in use today, the building, constructed in 1831, has since been expanded several times and built around the original building. Particularly noteworthy is the College Chapel, designed in 1864 by Sir George Gilbert Scott in Gothic-Byzantine style. Today the Strand Campus houses the faculties for Arts & Humanities, Law, Social Science & Public Policy and Natural & Mathematical Sciences as well as the Student's Union.
The university has since grown by several campuses , such as Guy's campus near London Bridge , St. Thomas' campus opposite the Houses of Parliament , Waterloo campus, Hampstead Halls campus and Denmark Hill campus in south London. Most of King's facilities are located around the banks of the Thames in central London.
King's College London finished 2015 in the annual university ranking of Higher Education Supplement of the Times 27 and 2014 in the QS World University ranking the 16th place in the world.
Desmond Tutu , South African clergyman and human rights activist
Peter Higgs , British theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner
Virginia Woolf , British writer and publisher
John Keats , British poet
Alain de Botton , British-Swiss writer and television producer
Greer Garson , British actress and Oscar winner
- Dannie Abse (1923-2014), British author and poet
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (* 1967), English actor
- Maruf al-Bachit (* 1947), Prime Minister of Jordan
- Martin Bashir (* 1963), British journalist
- Abd ar-Rahman al-Bazzaz (1913–1973), Iraqi politician
- Nikolaus Benke (* 1954), Austrian legal scholar
- Godfrey Binaisa (1920–2010), President of Uganda
- Joost de Blank (1908–1968), Anglican theologian and Archbishop of Cape Town
- Kai Boeckmann (* 1964), German diplomat
- Alain de Botton (* 1969), Swiss writer and journalist
- Ethelbert William Bullinger (1837-1913), British theologian
- Michael Caplan (* 1953), British Crown Attorney
- George Leonard Carey (* 1935), em. Archbishop of Canterbury
- Qui-Lim Choo , discovered hepatitis C.
- Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008), British writer
- William Kingdon Clifford (1845–1879), British philosopher and mathematician
- Michael Collins (1890–1922), Irish independence fighter
- Helen Cresswell (1934-2005), British writer
- Quentin Crisp (1908-1999), British author and entertainer
- Mike Dash (born 1963), Welsh historian
- John Deacon (born 1951), British musician
- Richard Doll (1912-2005), British researcher
- John Dunwoody (1929-2006), British politician
- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British sex researcher
- John Evan (born 1948), British musician
- Cecil Scott Forester (1899–1966), English writer
- Francis Galton (1822–1911), British naturalist and writer
- John Eliot Gardiner (* 1943), British conductor and choir director
- William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911), English writer
- Calouste Gulbenkian (1869–1955), British engineer
- Sydney Gun-Munro (1916–2007), Governor General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943), British poet
- Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English writer
- Frederic Harrison (1831-1923), British lawyer and historian
- Peter Higgs (* 1929), British physicist and "father" of the so-called Higgs particle
- Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866), British physician and pathologist
- Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861–1947), English biochemist and physician
- Michael Houghton , discovered hepatitis C.
- Frederick Wollaston Hutton (1836–1905), English geologist and zoologist
- Simon Ings (* 1965), British writer
- Derek Jarman (1942-1994), British director
- BS Johnson (1933–1973), English writer
- John Keats (1795-1821), English poet
- Muhammad Zafrullah Khan (1893–1985), Foreign Minister of Pakistan
- Horace King (1901–1986), British politician
- Charles Kingsley (1819–1875), English theologian
- Henry Kingsley (1830–1876), English writer
- Glafkos Klerides (1919–2013), Greek Cypriot politician
- Abdul Gadrie Koroma (* 1943), lawyer from Sierra Leone
- Hannelore Kraft (* 1961), Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia
- Hanif Kureishi (* 1954), British writer
- James Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater (1855–1949), British politician
- Andy Mackay (* 1946), British musician
- William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965), English writer and doctor
- Edward Walter Maunder (1851-1928), English astronomer
- Lee Moore (1939–2000), Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis
- Michael Morpurgo (* 1943), British writer
- Sarojini Naidu (1879–1949), Indian poet
- Michael Nyman (* 1944), English composer
- David Owen, Baron Owen of Plymouth (born 1938), British Foreign Secretary
- Tassos Papadopoulos (1934-2008), Greek Cypriot lawyer
- Sir Lynden Pindling (1930-2000), Prime Minister of the Bahamas
- Richard Anthony Proctor (1837-1888), British astronomer
- Surendran Reddy (1962–2010), South African composer and pianist
- France-Albert René (1935–2019), President of the Seychelles
- Alliott Verdon Roe (1877–1958), British aviation pioneer
- Steven P. Rose (* 1938), British biologist
- John Ruskin (1819-1900), English writer
- Isabel dos Santos (* 1973), Africa's first dollar billionaire
- Khushwant Singh (1915-2014), Indian author and journalist
- Louis Slotin (1910–1946), Canadian physicist and chemist
- Caroline Spurgeon (1869–1942), English literary scholar
- Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), British historian
- Richard Sykes (* 1942), British scientist
- Max Theiler (1899–1972), South African-American biologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1951)
- Desmond Tutu (born 1931), South African Anglican Archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize (1984)
- Isobel Waller-Bridge (* 1984), British stage and film composer
- Harold Watkinson, 1st Viscount Watkinson
- John Wolfe-Barry (1836–1918), English civil engineer
- Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), British writer
- Official website of King's College London
- King's College London Department of Management (English)
- King's College Student Union (English)
- Website of the three-country law course between the Université Paris II, King's College London and the Humboldt University Berlin
- 2014/15 Staff by HE provider (XLSX) Higher Education Statistics Agency. Archived from the original on March 18, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
- Financial Statements for the year to 31 July 2019 . King's College London. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
- Malcolm Grant, President of UCL: The future of the University of London: a discussion paper from the Provost of UCL (PDF; 231 kB) UCL. 2005. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
- The Times: World University Rankings . The Times Higher Educational Supplement. 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- QS World University Rankings 2014 . Retrieved September 28, 2014.