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April 2018

Kingston University rises seven places in latest Complete University Guide league tables

Kingston University rises seven places in latest Complete University Guide league tables

Kingston University climbs seven places in the newly release Complete University Guide league tables to 95 overall in the United Kingdom.

Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

Nightclub design and club culture examined in new exhibition at Vitra Design Museum co-curated by Kingston University course leader Dr Cat Rossi

Dr Cat Rossi has followed up her research on Italian nightclub design with a co-curated show at Vitra Design Museum in Germany that looks at the relationship between discos, design and club culture.

Kingston University student  scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children

Kingston University student scoops Association for Publishing Education prize for work examining demand for books for autistic children

A Kingston University postgraduate student has drawn on her own experiences of growing up with Asperger Syndrome in France for an award-winning dissertation exploring the need for more children's books about autism to be published in her home country.

First head of state of independent Belarus recalls historic meeting that dissolved Soviet Union during Kingston University lecture

First head of state of independent Belarus recalls historic meeting that dissolved Soviet Union during Kingston University lecture

Former Belarusian leader Professor Stanislav Shushkevich spoke about the historic meeting that led to the break-up of the USSR as well as the secrecy imposed by the Soviet regime in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster during a visit to Kingston University.

March 2018

Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious panels for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework

Kingston University professors appointed to prestigious panels for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework

Professors Peter Osborne, Jane Pavitt and Mary Chambers will take part in the panels setting criteria and assessing REF 2021.

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis contends madness and conflict of Shakespeare's characters can humanise economics in Kingston University lecture

Leading economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis highlighted the seminal influence Shakespeare has had on his thinking as he took centre stage at the Rose Theatre following an invitation from Kingston University.

Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder

Stephen Lawrence case: Kingston University Professor Brian Cathcart examines significance of Daily Mail coverage ahead of 25th anniversary of teenager's murder

Kingston University journalism expert Professor Brian Cathcart has given a public lecture exploring the impact of the Daily Mail's coverage of the Stephen Lawrence case.

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.

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