Kingston University London (formally Kingston University) is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1899, and became a university in 1992 after being Kingston Polytechnic. There are four campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton.
Opened as Kingston Technical Institute in 1899, the courses offered ranged from Chemistry, Electric Wiring and Building Construction to Nursing, Dressmaking and Clay Modelling.
In 1930 the Kingston School of Art separated, later to become Kingston College of Art. Kingston was recognised as a Regional College of Technology by Ministry of Education in 1957. In 1970, it merged with the College of Art to become Kingston Polytechnic, offering 34 major courses, of which 17 were at degree level. In 1975, Kingston merged with the Gipsy Hill College of Education, itself founded in 1917, incorporating the College's faculty into Kingston's Division of Educational Studies.
As of 1 December 2016, Kingston University had 19,893 students across the 5 faculties:
• Kingston School of Art
• Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
• Faculty of Business and Law
• Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
• Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Kingston University was awarded the 2017 Guardian University Award for Teaching Excellence, receiving specific praise for course inclusivity and accessibility.
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