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April 2017

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

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

Kingston University has been ranked among the top 200 young universities worldwide by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education (THE) and in the top 50 global universities of a similar age - classed by THE as the Generation Y universities.

March 2017

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

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

A breakthrough by Kingston University scientists in completing the genome sequence for a strain of meningococcus - the bacteria that causes meningitis - could have major implications for new treatments and vaccines for the life-threatening disease.

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

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

Aspiring musicians from across the globe come to Kingston University to take part in a five-day intensive programme led by David Bowie's former music producer, Tony Visconti.

Etna's volcanic awakening shines the spotlight on new volcanic research at Kingston

Etna's volcanic awakening shines the spotlight on new volcanic research at Kingston

A new Natural Environment Research Council grant (£54,000 worth of analytical costs) to geologists and geographers at Kingston University will help understand better the processes which control volcanic natural phenomena.

Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Sophisticated virtual reality centre puts Kingston University students at forefront of computer games design

Kingston University is set to play an integral part in shaping tomorrow's gaming geniuses with the launch of an augmented and virtual reality centre that will give computer science students a perfect platform to launch their industry careers.

February 2017

Kingston University secures €900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security

Kingston University secures €900,000 grant to explore how drones, smart wristbands and cameras could transform future of concert security

Kingston University's Robot Vision team secure €900,000 of European Commission funding to work on €15m project investigating how latest technology could help improve security at large outdoor concerts through a network of internet-connected drones, smart wristbands and body-mounted video cameras.

Dangerous ingredients rife in health food supplements, according to research by Kingston University biomolecular scientist

Dangerous ingredients rife in health food supplements, according to research by Kingston University biomolecular scientist

Many herbal and sports supplements contaminated with hidden pharmaceutical ingredients.

Antibiotics in farming: Kingston University microbiology expert highlights importance of developing rapid diagnostic tests to combat drug resistance

Antibiotics in farming: Kingston University microbiology expert highlights importance of developing rapid diagnostic tests to combat drug resistance

Developing new tests to help target treatment against infectious agents would reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in human and animal medicine – and could play a key role in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to Kingston University Professor of Medical Microbiology Mark Fielder.

Kingston University's Visconti Studio will be magnet for major recording artists, according to acclaimed record producer Tony Visconti

Kingston University's Visconti Studio will be magnet for major recording artists, according to acclaimed record producer Tony Visconti

The Visconti Studio at Kingston University will become a destination of choice for leading artists to record new material, according to iconic music producer and David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, who has leant his name to the venue.

Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

Leading US journalism educator Debora Wenger receives first PhD by Prior Publication from Kingston University's School of Humanities

A US professor who specialises in journalism education has been awarded a PhD by Prior Publication by Kingston University's School of Humanities for her research into changes in journalism and how that impacts on teaching of the discipline.

Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

Associate professor from Kingston Business School scoops Information Age magazine's Women in IT award for widening access to cyber security careers

Kingston Business School's Dr Vladlena Benson has won the Editor's Choice award at the latest Women in IT Awards for her cyber security research.

January 2017

Public policy leading to poverty among self-employed, Kingston Business School professor warns in awarding-winning International Small Business Journal paper

Public policy leading to poverty among self-employed, Kingston Business School professor warns in awarding-winning International Small Business Journal paper

Professor John Kitching from the University's Small Business Research Centre won the International Small Business Journal Best Paper Award for research looking at the link between policy and poverty among the self-employed.

Italy adopts gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme, citing study by health economics expert from Kingston Business School

Italy adopts gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme, citing study by health economics expert from Kingston Business School

The Italian government has changed its policy to allow both boys and girls to be vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) following advice from Kingston Business School academic Professor Giampiero Favato.

Kingston University offers 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September

Kingston University offers 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September

Kingston University is offering 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September 2017.

Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday

Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday

Bowie tribute band Thin White Duke joined Professor Will Brooker to celebrate music legend David Bowie at a special gig to mark what would have been the star's 70th birthday.

Kingston University academics play key part in project to devise smartphone app that uses games technology to help smokers kick the habit

Kingston University academics play key part in project to devise smartphone app that uses games technology to help smokers kick the habit

A new smartphone app designed to help smokers quit by embedding a fun game with educational health messages has been developed by Kingston University games creation processes lecturer Hope Caton and academics from Queen Mary University of London.

Kingston University research associate receives Women in Innovation award for pioneering idea to speed up nuclear decommissioning

Kingston University research associate receives Women in Innovation award for pioneering idea to speed up nuclear decommissioning

An innovative new tool that could help revolutionise the clean-up process at decommissioning nuclear power sites has been developed by a Kingston University research associate who has won a Women in Innovation award.

December 2016

Thinking with our hands can help find new ways of solving problems, research from Kingston University psychology experts reveals

Thinking with our hands can help find new ways of solving problems, research from Kingston University psychology experts reveals

New research by two Kingston University psychology experts is challenging the idea that thinking only takes place in the head - and is instead heavily influenced by how we interact with the world around us

Kingston University art and science students blend cutting-edge technology with creative techniques to delve into the secrets of the Thames Tunnel

Kingston University art and science students blend cutting-edge technology with creative techniques to delve into the secrets of the Thames Tunnel

London's iconic Thames Tunnel has become the setting for a Kingston University project that bridges the worlds of science and art using cutting edge 3D modelling technology alongside traditional art and geology techniques

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