Cooperation between the nineteenth best university in the world – The King’s College LonDon.

King’s College London (also known as King’s or KCL) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. King’s is considered the fourth oldest university in England, founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829. In 1836, King’s became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London.

King’s College London

King’s College London is one of the top 19 universities in the world according to the QS International World Ranking 2013 – 2014 and was The Sunday Times ‘University of the Year 2010/11′

A research-led university based in the heart of London, King’s has more than 25.000 students (of whom more than 10.000 are graduate students) from nearly 140 countries and with more than 6.500 employees.

King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of the academic staff working in departments are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading.

The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £525 million (year ending 31 July 2011). King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs.

Besides, it has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King’s Health Partners. King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world’s leading research-led universities and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

The College is in the midst of a five-year, £500 million fundraising campaign – World questions|King’s answers – created to address some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity as quickly as possible. The campaign’s five priority areas are neuroscience and mental health, leadership and society, cancer, global power and children’s health.

King’s academic year runs from the last Monday in September to the first Friday in June. The Sunday Times has ranked King’s as the 6th most difficult UK University to gain admission to. At the undergraduate level admission to King’s is extremely competitive. In 2011 some courses, such as English, Law and Business Management, had 15 or more applicants per place or an acceptance rate of less than 7.5 percent. According to the 2008 Times Good University Guide approximately 30% of King’s undergraduates come from independent schools.

With the goal of continuously improving the quality of education and training, The Asian International School always extends its cooperative relations, especially with prestigious schools in the world.

King’s representatives – Ms. Joanna Williams – visited The Asian International School

On July 2012, The Asian International School signed a memorandum of cooperation with King’s College London. This memorandum is about cultural exchange, academic links and progression into King’s College London degree programs.

Specifically, King’s and The Asian International School share a commitment to the provision of high quality education and the collaboration in providing eligible AHS students with the opportunity of approaching King’s College London education. The two institutions also wish to explore the possibility of developing collaboration in the areas of cultural exchange as well as closer academic links.

On July 23 2012, King’s representatives visited The Asian International School and presented information about studying in England. Ms Joanna Williams had a meeting with the school’s managing board and gave professional advice to AHS students on studying at King’s in particular and in UK in general.

The exchange with King’s at The Asian International School

The Asian International School always provides its students the opportunity of approaching best qualified education. Successfully cooperating with King’s strengthens the solid educational background and position of The Asian International School in the national and international education system.

Ranking for King’s

  • 19th in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.
  • 68th in the world (and 19th in Europe) in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • 26th in the world (and 7th in Europe) in the 2012 QS World University Rankings.
  • 57th in the world (and 12th in Europe) in the 2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

There are currently 10 Nobel Prize laureates amongst King’s alumni and current and former faculty.

In September 2010, The Sunday Times selected King’s as its “University of the Year”. King’s is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, the Russell Group and Universities UK.


The Asian International School (Primary School IPS and Middle & High School AHS) is now a Regular Member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) – UK and is pursuing the authorization of the International Baccalaureate – Switzerland. In addition, The Asian International School is now cooperating with the world’s famous universities such as Suffolk University, Truman State University and Education First – USA, James Cook University Brisbane – Australia, Ritsumeikan University and Asia Pacific University – Japan, Buckinghamshire New University and King’s College London – UK.

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