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Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Posted Friday 15 November 2019

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.

With the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the loss of herd immunity due to dropping vaccination rates and an increase in chronic, long-term conditions due to an ageing population, introducing new drugs and approaches to treatments would be of critical importance to global healthcare going forward, the delegates heard....


Kingston is Global celebrates international reach and impact of Kingston alumni with 16 reunions across the globe

Posted Monday 11 November 2019

Kingston is Global celebrates international reach and impact of Kingston alumni with 16 reunions across the globe

We celebrated the first-ever Kingston is Global reunion day on Thursday 7 November 2019 with alumni reunions taking place around the world in America, Australia, Botswana, Cyprus, Canada, Greece, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Pakistan, Spain, Nigeria, and of course Kingston.

The success of this global event was thanks to the incredible support from Kingston alumni across the globe, volunteering to host a reunion in their local city. Over 300 alumni registered for Kingston is Global reunions, to come together and meet old friends, make new social and professional connections in their city, and share memories of Kingston....


Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Posted Wednesday 30 October 2019

Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Coleen Rooney and stars of ITV's Love Island have been seen modelling a T-shirt design by a Kingston School of Art student, after it was chosen by a panel of influential fashion industry professionals and celebrities as part of this year's Jeans for Genes Day fundraising campaign.

The striking graphic of Batman and Batgirl in motion against the backdrop of a swirl - representing the DNA double helix structure - was printed as a limited edition design and sold nationwide to raise vital funds to support children with genetic disorders and their families....


Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Posted Friday 25 October 2019

Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Senior leaders from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences travelled to Russia earlier this month to celebrate the graduation of this year's cohort of students from Kingston University's MBA in Moscow, delivered in partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

The academy is Russia's leading provider of education and training programmes for civil servants, entrepreneurs, financiers and lawyers. Kingston Business School has been working in partnership with the institution for more than 20 years delivering postgraduate business and executive education programmes to some of the country's most successful business leaders and political influencers....


Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh receives Queen's knighthood (KBE) at Clarence House

Posted Friday 25 October 2019

Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh receives Queen's knighthood (KBE) at Clarence House

Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh (BSc Civil Engineering, 1978), Executive Chairman of the YTL Group, who received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, was presented with his award by Prince Charles in an investiure ceremony at Clarence House on 13 October.

Tan Sri (Sir) Francis has been awarded Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of his substantial contribution to economic relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom, and to the UK economy....


Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

Posted Thursday 17 October 2019

Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

The key role Kingston University plays in the community has been showcased at the borough's Guildhall, with staff and students making the most of the opportunity to demonstrate the ways in which they enrich the lives of people across the borough.

Hundreds of local residents were joined by representatives from the area's businesses and community organisations, council members and the Mayor, Councillor Margaret Thompson, at the University's annual civic showcase, hosted this year by the Royal Borough of Kingston. The event featured an exhibition in the council chamber of work carried out by the University with more than 20 stands and displays accompanied by music performed by students, alongside a series of short talks and dance performances....


Kingston University's School of Engineering and the Environment receives Athena SWAN bronze award from Advance HE

Posted Friday 11 October 2019

 Kingston University's School of Engineering and the Environment receives Athena SWAN bronze award from Advance HE

Kingston University's School of Engineering and the Environment has become the third department to receive an Athena SWAN bronze award for its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

This latest accreditation from Advance HE - formerly the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) - means all three Schools in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing now hold department awards, following recognition for the School of Computer Science and Mathematics as well as the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry by the Government-funded organisation....


European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake among visitors to Kingston University's lab in a lorry at New Scientist Live event

Posted Friday 11 October 2019

European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake among visitors to Kingston University's lab in a lorry at New Scientist Live event

Hundreds of science enthusiasts were given a taster of some of Kingston University's STEM equipment and outreach activities as New Scientist Live opened its doors at ExCel London on Thursday.

British astronaut Tim Peake - one of the guest speakers at the event - was among those visiting the Kingston stand to speak to academics and student ambassadors from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. The University's lab in a lorry, which opens up the world of science to school children across the capital, was set up in the engineering zone of the exhibition. Visitors were able to examine everyday items created using a 3D printer and try out a host of science, technology, engineering and maths equipment ranging from the NAO interactive humanoid robot to a prototype bicycle that can suck water up from a river or well by pedalling backwards....

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