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Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Posted Tuesday 25 April 2017

Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Kingston Business School's Leadership and Management in Health MSc has been ranked 78th in the world and its Real Estate Management MSc 83rd by global leader in higher education information, Eduniversal. This positions Kingston Business School as one of the top seven providers of health management MScs and among the top 12 for postgraduate real estate management courses in the United Kingdom.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Kingston Business School Professor Ronald Tuninga said the Eduniversal Best Masters rankings were further proof of the impact the University's postgraduate business programmes were making both at home and abroad. Kingston Business School courses have achieved international recognition in recent global rankings. "The Business School is still riding high after achieving international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and being recently named among the top 100 in Europe for business and management studies in the QS World University Rankings," he added. "Our recipe for success combines innovative approaches to industry-informed teaching and learning, pioneering research and productive links with companies which are leading the vanguard in their respective fields." Founded in 1994, Eduniversal Group provides students with up-to-date information about higher education. Each year, more than four million students from all four corners of the globe use Eduniversal materials in their search for the right course programme....


Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units

Posted Monday 24 April 2017

Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units

A study led by a Kingston University academic into the working lives of doctors and nurses in NHS intensive care units (ICUs) has revealed a workforce battling to cope with the critical demands of their jobs – leading to a crippling inability to switch off from life on the wards once their shift is over.

Dr Tushna Vandrevala, a senior lecturer in psychology from the University's School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, explored the theme of rumination from work in intensive care professionals in the latest edition of the Journal of Intensive Care. The study – which was co-authored by Dr Louisa Pavey, a fellow Kingston University senior psychology lecturer – saw nearly 100 doctors and nurses working in four NHS ICUs in the United Kingdom complete a questionnaire on burnout, ICU-related stress factors and general health....


New partnership between Tate and Kingston University sees fine art students unveil artwork for No Working Title research project

Posted Tuesday 11 April 2017

New partnership between Tate and Kingston University sees fine art students unveil artwork for No Working Title research project

How do you turn an instruction into art? This was the challenge set to 10 of Kingston University's fine art students as part of No Working Title - a research project which saw one student complete a gruelling crawl through the Tate gallery and another strive to create the perfect cup of tea, all in the name of art.

The aim of the project, which launched at Tate's new building on London's Southbank, was to examine how artists play with and reinterpret rules. The event was the first since Kingston University became a Tate Exchange Associate and was part of the Tate Late series, attracting more than 1,500 people to see the students' work and hear guest speakers including Tate Curator Ann Coxon and author David Gauntlett. Tate Exchange is an ambitious ‘open experiment' which allows other organisations and members of the public to participate in Tate's creative process, running events and projects on site and using art as a way of addressing wider issues in the world around us....


War in the Sunshine exhibition by Kingston University researcher reveals untold stories of First World War in Italy

Posted Monday 10 April 2017

War in the Sunshine exhibition by Kingston University researcher reveals untold stories of First World War in Italy

An exhibition exploring the often unrecognised role of the British forces in Italy during the First World War has been curated by a Kingston University art historian. The event, put together by senior research fellow Dr Jonathan Black, showcased the works of a wartime painter and two photographers and has attracted record attendees at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, in London.

Dr Jonathan Black breathed life back in to a series of 75 artworks taken on loan from the Imperial War Museum's archives with War in the Sunshine: The British in Italy 1917-1918, which cast a new light on the British forces' contribution to the Allied victory....


Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Posted Wednesday 5 April 2017

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University among world's top 200 young institutions

Kingston University has been named as one of the globe's top young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE). The 2017 Young University Rankings rated institutions under 50 years of age using a series of measures, including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Kingston University, founded in 1992, was named in the top 50 universities worldwide of a similar age – dubbed "Generation Y" institutions by THE – and among the best 200 established during the past half century....


New research into meningitis bacteria by Kingston University experts could hold key to developing improved vaccines

Posted Friday 31 March 2017

New research into meningitis bacteria by Kingston University experts could hold key to developing improved vaccines

Kingston University scientists have completed the genome sequence for a deadly strain of the bacteria that causes meningitis and septicaemia – a breakthrough which could lead to improved vaccines to help prevent its spread.

Meningococcal infections are the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in the United Kingdom, a life-threatening disease that poses a continuing threat worldwide. With growing fears around the increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, understanding why certain strains don't respond to vaccines could prove vital in helping reduce the number of global deaths from the disease....


From Shakespeare to shale gas: Research Week at Kingston University showcases some of the pioneering work being undertaken to tackle challenges facing today's society

Posted Friday 31 March 2017

From Shakespeare to shale gas: Research Week at Kingston University showcases some of the pioneering work being undertaken to tackle challenges facing today's society

Research Week is an annual event that showcases some of the groundbreaking research taking place at Kingston University. Many of the University's researchers are working at the cutting edge of their fields, linking up with industry partners to address issues of real significance to today's society. In the Government's latest Research Excellence Framework, 60 per cent of the University's research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

This year Research Week is taking place from Sunday 2 to Friday 7 April. The week-long programme of events will highlight the work of research students and academics across areas ranging from health, digital technologies and engineering to the creative industries, global economics and contemporary philosophy....


Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Posted Tuesday 28 March 2017

Award-winning record producer Tony Visconti returns to Kingston University for the inaugural Visconti Winter School

Legendary music producer Tony Visconti has returned to Kingston University's bespoke Visconti Studio for the first ever Winter School, sharing his expert knowledge in analogue recording techniques with a select group of students from across the globe.

The week long intensive programme saw ten lucky participants join forces to assist the producer record a single with the London based band Artbreak. Under the guidance of Visconti, the students engaged in analogue recording techniques and experimented with vintage equipment and mixing techniques....

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