King’s College London joins London Higher

We are thrilled to welcome King’s College London to the London Higher membership, drawing together all of London’s large, research-intensive universities and allowing us to speak confidently for the full diversity of higher education in the capital. 

King’s College London is an institution providing exceptional education, world-leading research and service to society that inspires change locally, nationally and globally.  

Core to King’s strategic ambitions is to be a civic university at the heart of London, deepening local connections to galvanise partnerships with its home boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster, enrich the student learning experience and strengthen its research. 

Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer, London Higher said: 

“The addition of King’s College London to our ever-closer ‘London HE’ community enables us to speak with one voice for the collective power of London’s university sector and times perfectly with the launch of our new business strategy and priorities to support our mission to make the London higher education sector the best it can be. 

As the clear ‘go to’ organisation for higher education in the capital, we look forward to working with policymakers across London, Whitehall and beyond to ensure the London voice is heard and understood in all relevant debates and discussions.” 

Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal, King’s College London said: 

“London has been our home for nearly 200 years and during that time we are proud to have provided life-changing educational opportunities within the capital and worked in partnership with our local communities, businesses and charities on projects to support the wellbeing and growth of our city and those who live here. “ 

Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, Vice President (International, Engagement & Service) added: 

“King’s is proud to be a civic university at the heart of London. We are delighted to be joining London Higher to help further strengthen the collective voice of higher education in the capital and deliver on our shared vision for the sector through our education, research and service to society.”