King’s College London offers an intellectually stimulating environment in which to work, where staff are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning, in the service of society. We are a multi-faculty institution, providing high-quality teaching, research and innovation across the sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and social sciences. As a member of the Russell Group, an association of leading UK research-intensive universities, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in research and education. King’s is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe, and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres spread across its three teaching hospitals.
King’s is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2014/15 QS World University Rankings). We are the fourth oldest university in England and based in the heart of London, King’s has more than 26,000 students from nearly 140 countries, and more than 7,000 employees.
The UK higher education funding bodies allocate about £2 billion per year of research funding to UK universities, based on the quality and volume of each university’s research. As well as informing funding allocations, the REF provides accountability for public investment in research, demonstrates its benefits, and provides important reputational yardsticks and benchmarking information about the research performance of UK universities. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) have confirmed King’s College London as a world-leading research university.
The London Shakespeare Centre at King’s is proud to be one of the hosting partners of WSC 2016. The London Shakespeare Centre is devoted to research, learning and teaching in Shakespeare and Early Modern studies. The Centre builds on our external partnerships, including those with Shakespeare’s Globe and the British Library, and with London-based theatre directors, companies and artists’ advisers.
We offer a range of specialist academic programmes at BA, MA and PhD level as well as summer schools and short courses to promote Shakespeare studies beyond the academic community. The Centre works across disciplinary boundaries, both in teaching and research, forming links with, for example, our academic Departments of History, Film Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture, Media & Creative Industries.