Also known as KLC or King's, King's College London is a public research institution of higher education which was founded by Arthur Wellesley and King George IV in 1829. It is known to the 4th oldest university in England and it is also the part of Russel Group. It has a total of five campuses including Strand Campus (founding campus of King's), Guy's Campus, Waterloo Campus, St Thomas’ Campus and Denmark Hill Campus. The Strand is built near Somerset House on land provided to college's property.
Medicine has been taught at Guy's Campus and St Thomas' Campus for many years. Earlier, the college has five departments including Theological, General Literature and Science, Applied Sciences, Medical and Military but today university academics are divided into 9 faculties including almost 100 departments and schools
It is amongst the top 40 universities across the globe in QS World University Rankings, and also one of the oldest in England. King's has approximately 31,000 students including more than 12,800 graduate students from around 150 countries worldwide with over 8,500 employees including faculty and staff. The University has over worldwide partner institutions allowing undergraduates and other students to study abroad depending upon the time period.
King's College London also maintains more than 50 sports clubs, societies, shops, eateries and a fitness centre. KLC developed a worldwide status for top-notch teaching and avant-garde research.
Besides this, 84% of research at King's is acknowledged as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. The university has graduated a large number of students including heads of states, governments and intergovernmental organizations, 12 Nobel laureates; contributors to the major discoveries like DNA structure, key researchers and the recipients of Oscars, Grammys and Emmy. Count of Alumni reaches to around 194,000 with approximately 57,685 international alumni.
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