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April 2016

Times Higher Education names Kingston University one of  the globe's top 150 young universities

Times Higher Education names Kingston University one of the globe's top 150 young universities

Kingston University has been named one of the world's top young universities by sector-leading magazine Times Higher Education.

March 2016

Major Kingston University-led research set to help more students progress on to further study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Major Kingston University-led research set to help more students progress on to further study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Findings from HEFCE-funded research led by Kingston University investigating the motivations and experiences of postgraduate applicants and students will help people from a broader range of backgrounds progress on to further study.

New research led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London places stroke patients at heart of rethinking rehabilitation

New research led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London places stroke patients at heart of rethinking rehabilitation

Experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are working with stroke patients and their families to find creative ways to embed rehabilitation in every aspect of stroke unit care.

Kingston University achieves European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University achieves European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University has demonstrated its commitment to research by achieving the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

February 2016

Research paper in top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year

Research paper in top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year

'Physician associates and GPs in primary care: a comparison', funded by the National institute of Health Research, was in the top 10 most read papers in the British Journal of General Practice last year.

New PhD Studentships 2016

New PhD Studentships 2016

The competition for these prestigious research studentships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University. Funding is at Home/EU level only.

January 2016

Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Conference organised by student nurses from Kingston University and St George's, University of London harnesses ideas to enhance future of profession

Nursing students from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have demonstrated their commitment to the future of the healthcare profession at a conference showcasing their knowledge and skills.

Kingston University named one of world's top 150 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

Kingston University named one of world's top 150 most international institutions by Times Higher Education

The sector-leading publication named Kingston University in its list of the top 200 institutions with the most global outlook.

When will Britain wake up to the link between climate change and flooding?

When will Britain wake up to the link between climate change and flooding?

The UK has experienced serious and sustained flooding three times in ten years: in 2007, 2013-14 and, most recently, December 2015 to January 2016. This suggests to me an escalation in severity and frequency that is consistent with predictions by climate change experts.

December 2015

Kingston University professor Will Brooker launches David Bowie biopic website called Forever Stardust

Kingston University professor Will Brooker launches David Bowie biopic website called Forever Stardust

Kingston University's David Bowie, aka Professor Will Brooker, goes digital.

November 2015

New Kingston University Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe emphasises importance of strong industry links

New Kingston University Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe emphasises importance of strong industry links

Kingston University's newly-appointed Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe has emphasised the importance of innovative industry links.

Kingston Business School study finds university students are safer and more responsible social media users

Kingston Business School study finds university students are safer and more responsible social media users

A study carried out by Kingston Business School researchers has shed new light on how different groups use, and stay safe, on social media.

October 2015

Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London to investigate role physician associates play helping hospital patients being treated by the NHS

Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London to investigate role physician associates play helping hospital patients being treated by the NHS

A new study by experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London will determine whether physician associates have a positive impact on the treatment of NHS patients and have a future role helping fill gaps in the healthcare system.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship opportunities

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship opportunities

Kingston University is a member of two consortia that have been awarded a total of £15.9m by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund more than 200 postgraduate students in London and the South East.

June 2015

Kingston's genome sequencing research set to tackle major global health challenge

Kingston's genome sequencing research set to tackle major global health challenge

Genome sequencing research completed by Kingston University has the potential to bring significant benefits to a key global health issue – that of multi-drug-resistant bacteria.

May 2015

Kingston University experts to play key role in European Commission-backed project to help stamp out doping on the amateur sport and fitness circuit

Kingston University experts to play key role in European Commission-backed project to help stamp out doping on the amateur sport and fitness circuit

Public health and education experts from Kingston University are playing a key role in a major European project to deter young people from using performance and appearance-enhancing drugs.

March 2015

Three Kingston University case studies featured in new University Alliance initiative to spotlight real world impact of university research

Three Kingston University case studies featured in new University Alliance initiative to spotlight real world impact of university research

A research excellence project which aims to outline the steps needed to secure the future excellence of UK research and to maintain an innovation research ecosystem has highlighted three Kingston University case studies.

February 2015

British Heart Foundation funding boost to heart disease research at Kingston University

British Heart Foundation funding boost to heart disease research at Kingston University

British Heart Foundation funded project to use models of heart failure to discover how a particular naturally occurring protein can regulate apoptotic heart muscle cell death and heart failure.

January 2015

From the web: Alice in Wonderland at 150: innocent fantasy or dark and druggy?

From the web: Alice in Wonderland at 150: innocent fantasy or dark and druggy?

Professor Will Brooker, author of Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture, notes how the story's enduring appeal lies in its ability to mirror the changing concerns of new generations.

From the web: Abuse revealed in 'torture report' reflects broader trends from the Iraq war

From the web: Abuse revealed in 'torture report' reflects broader trends from the Iraq war

Peter Finn, lecturer in politics, analyses the US senate's torture report, and finds evidence of horrifying abuse and torture across large parts of the national security apparatus of the US.

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