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February 2018

Leading stroke rehabilitation researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

Leading stroke rehabilitation researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

A Kingston University academic who has dedicated her career to supporting stroke survivors has been honoured for her achievements at an investiture award ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

AMBA re-accreditation cements Kingston Business School's position among international elite

Kingston Business School's place among the top business institutions internationally has been confirmed with AMBA re-accreditation of its MBA, DBA and MSc in International Business Management up to 2023.

SpaceX: Sending cars to Mars is fun – but reusable rocket could eventually help solve world's energy problems, says Kingston University space expert

SpaceX: Sending cars to Mars is fun – but reusable rocket could eventually help solve world's energy problems, says Kingston University space expert

Kingston University rocket expert says successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy will make huge difference to reducing cost of reaching orbit – and could even help harness solar power from space in years to come

Post-Brexit Britain – agile and innovative or sleeping museum? Kingston School of Art Dean says creative industries key to nation's future

Post-Brexit Britain – agile and innovative or sleeping museum? Kingston School of Art Dean says creative industries key to nation's future

Professor Colin Rhodes backs the energy and entrepreneurship of the sector as defining characteristics of a successful nation and explodes some of the myths about art education.

January 2018

New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers find

New style of community nursing improves care for patients with complex needs, Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers find

A report led by Professor Vari Drennan MBE from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education reveals Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's neighbourhood nursing programme benefits patients, carers and nurses.

December 2017

Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Efforts towards protecting the environment are urgently needed globally. The UK and Thailand work towards the Planet Climate change agreement and mitigate environmental problems that are affecting health, food security, and local economies.

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Kingston University expert urges rethink on public sector funding as he is honoured for outstanding contribution at Social Worker of Year Awards

Emeritus professor Ray Jones, from Kingston University, saw his 50 year career in the social work profession honoured with the outstanding contribution accolade at the annual Social Worker of the Year Awards.

University Alliance unveils Kingston University-led report highlighting research knowledge contribution to creative economy

University Alliance unveils Kingston University-led report highlighting research knowledge contribution to creative economy

A research project funded by the AHRC and led by Kingston University in collaboration with University Alliance institutions has been published this week.

Kingston School of Art research paves way for Croydon Art Store and London Biennale

Kingston School of Art research paves way for Croydon Art Store and London Biennale

Kingston University students have a chance to display their work at the Croydon Art Store, an arts hub based in the Whitgift Shopping centre. Kingston School of Art's research expertise has also been called upon to assist in the planning of a biennale for the London Borough.

November 2017

Kingston University named among top 500 institutions globally for clinical and health education by Times Higher Education

Kingston University named among top 500 institutions globally for clinical and health education by Times Higher Education

Kingston University has been named one of the globe's top 500 institutions for clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects in the Times Higher Education's World University rankings.

 Kingston University symposium shines spotlight on work of king of horror fiction Stephen King

Kingston University symposium shines spotlight on work of king of horror fiction Stephen King

Kingston University has hosted a one-day symposium on the work of the world's foremost horror fiction writer, Stephen King.

 Kingston University researchers warn young people to adopt cautious approach to alcohol as study finds they struggle to detect strength of drinks

Kingston University researchers warn young people to adopt cautious approach to alcohol as study finds they struggle to detect strength of drinks

Researchers from Kingston University have warned that young people are at risk of consuming more alcohol than they can handle – after a study found they are often unable to detect how strong their drinks are.

Kingston University psychology academic calls for review into mental health treatments following award-winning research into schizophrenia

Kingston University psychology academic calls for review into mental health treatments following award-winning research into schizophrenia

An award-winning Kingston University psychology expert is urging mental health practitioners and pharmaceutical manufacturers to look at developing specific treatments for individuals with schizophrenia, after her study into the illness was recognised by a leading global organisation in the field of psychiatry.

Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts

Kingston University study reveals how food poisoning bacteria Campylobacter uses other organisms as Trojan horse to infect new hosts

A leading cause of bacterial food poisoning can multiply within the cells of a widely-occurring micro-organism - allowing it to spread in harsh environmental conditions, a Kingston University study has found.

October 2017

Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

Kingston University has launched a new cultural centre set to bring leading writers from across the world to the borough together with students, staff and the local communtiy.

Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities

Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities

Dr Gauri Sinha, Kingston University's lecturer in law from the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, has embarked on her second trip to Jamaica in two years, as she continues to help the country formulate its legislation in accordance with the rules of the United Nations.

Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships

Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships

Kingston University is a member of two Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) consortia offering funded full and part-time doctoral studentships. Find out more about both doctoral studentships and how to apply for them.

New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

A study by Kingston University occupational psychology expert Dr Emma Russell is challenging some of the commonly-held beliefs around the best way to manage - and use - emails in the workplace.

September 2017

Kingston University academic to play key role in new research exploring how good hygiene impacts infant health

Kingston University academic to play key role in new research exploring how good hygiene impacts infant health

Researchers at Kingston University and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are investigating whether changing pregnant women's hygiene habits could help in the fight against one of the leading causes of childhood disability.

Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs

Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs

Researchers from Kingston University and the University of Nottingham have trained an artificial intelligence system to create 3D models of people's faces from a single photograph.

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