Kingston University

Kingston University has more than 20,000 students and is the largest provider of higher education in south west London. The University offers one of the widest ranges of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK.

The University conducts both fundamental and applied research; blue skies criticality as well as making innovative contributions in response to social need. Research and enterprise play a central role and the two activities are often closely connected. Researchers and academic experts work with key industry partners across the full range of disciplines, from Jaguar Land Rover and BAe Systems to the British Film Institute and the Venice Biennale. The Government’s latest research evaluation exercise – the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – rated 60 per cent of the University’s research as world-leading and internationally excellent.

The latest Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2014/15 reported that, for the sixth time, Kingston University had the highest number of graduates starting up their own companies of any institution in the UK. The University helped 371 entrepreneurial graduates get their companies off the ground in 2015 which represents one in 10 of all graduate start-up businesses in England.

A report published in March 2016 year by BiGGAR Economics showed that Kingston University makes a significant economic contribution to the local borough, London and the UK as a whole. The report found that, in 2014/15, the University generated an estimated £921.1 million Gross Value Added (GVA) and supported 12,500 jobs throughout the UK.


Displaying 61 - 76 of 76 articles

Richard Mosse, ‘A Thousand Plateaus’. © Richard Mosse, courtesy Edel Assanti

Another planet? Photographing conflict in eastern Congo

In an extraordinary moment at the Eichmann trial, an Auschwitz survivor who gave himself the name Ka-Tzetnick (from the German initials for concentration camp) described the world into which millions were…
Henri Matisse, The Horse, the Rider, and the Clown 1943-4. © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Claude Planchet © Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2013

Matisse cut-outs stun with colour, scale and ambition

The Tate Modern’s incredible new exhibition brings together more than 130 works by the French artist from public and private collections worldwide. It is a once in a lifetime show that focuses on Matisse’s…
JK Shin unveils the latest Samsung Galaxy phone. samsungtomorrow

Many phones, little innovation at Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World congress in Barcelona is the largest mobile phone exhibition in the technology calendar and is the place to see the new mobile technologies that will be attempting to claim your money…
BuzzFeed won’t stay fresh forever. BuzzFeed

When the viral bubble bursts, will it take out BuzzFeed?

BuzzFeed is enjoying a media honeymoon. More established outlets are publishing gushing pieces about the success of the site along with newer counterparts like Upworthy, without the normal scrutiny applied…
Slimmed down before the Christmas binge. Apple’s latest iPads.

Slim iPad and new hardware show Apple can still innovate

Is it time to reappraise the idea that Apple is incapable of innovation in the post Jobs era? The company has failed to introduce a game changing consumer device since the iPad but its latest range contains…
David Willetts: not blue enough. Policy Exchange

Where next for universities under Conservative reforms?

The Conservative Party is in Manchester for its annual conference, a gesture that some in the city view as a provocation. Such a view is informed by more than the historical irony that the Manchester Central…
Cheap and cheerful or gold and flashy. You now have a choice. Martin uit Utrecht

Apple plays to the middle market with colourful iPhones

Seasoned Apple watchers will have successfully predicted nearly all the hardware in the two new iPhones that have just been unveiled by CEO Tim Cook in a hotly anticipated presentation. But while one model…
“They hate me! I’m rich!” Javier Dominguez Ferreiro

Steve Ballmer: the hits and misses of a Microsoft CEO

How much are you worth to your company? Earlier this week, Steve Ballmer had the misfortune to discover that the announcement of his retirement increased Microsoft’s share price by 7.6%. Dispiriting as…
Unexpected item in bagging area. Tesco is striking out into tablets. ell brown

Will consumers say BOGOF to the Tesco tablet?

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPad in 2010, he argued that unless the device was better at doing everyday tasks than smartphones or netbooks, it wouldn’t deserve to exist. Consumers and corporates embraced…
Typhoon Soulik on 12th July 2013 as the storm approaches the coast of Taiwan. NASA

Avoiding annual typhoon catastrophes

Typhoon Soulik struck Taiwan at the beginning of the weekend, killing two people before moving on into Guangdong in southern China, where 300,000 people have already been evacuated. Classed as a category…

Research and Expert Database


More Authors