King's College London
King´s College London is one of England´s oldest and most prestigious universities: a multi-faculty research-led university college based in the heart of London with over 25,000 students, of whom more than 6,200 are postgraduates. It was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829 as a university college and was one of two founding colleges of the University of London in 1836, of which it is still a constituent member. King's professors have played a major part in nineteenth-century science and in extending higher education to women and working men from different classes.
King´s strategic location and its strength in law, humanities and the social sciences make it a major player in forging links between the arts, culture and universities, and in the development of public policy at national level. Its very broad range of subjects, including also physical sciences and engineering, are increasingly inter-related, notably in fields such as bioinformatics, health policy and medical humanities.
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Alumni of King's include state leaders from France, Ireland, Cyprus, the Bahamas, Iraq, Jordan, South Africa, Uganda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles and Turks and the Caicos Islands. Other notable alumni include Virginia Woolfe and Florence Nightingale.