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Standing tall on the world stage

King’s College London has been ranked among the top two in the world to study nursing and dentistry by the QS World University Rankings.

QS RankingsThe QS World University rankings by Subject is an extensive overview of international higher education performance, with more than 1,200 universities from 78 locations ranked in 48 subject tables and five broad disciplinary tables. 

Second only to the Karolinska Institute on a global scale, Dentistry at King’s College London has maintained its exceptional standing.  The faculty now holds a ‘hat trick’ for its UK ranking, first in the UK in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Professor Mike Curtis, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, said:

Maintaining our position as the top school in the UK and in the top two institutions in the world for dentistry in these global rankings reaffirms our position as a world-class institution and reflects the dedication, commitment and innovation of our academic and professional staff, our students and our alumni. All staff and students should all take significant pride in these terrific results which emphasise our pre-eminent standing on the world stage.

Nursing at King’s College London scored 95.3 out of 100 for Academic Reputation – which was bettered only by the University of Pennsylvania – the world-leader.

Professor Ian Norman, Executive Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, said:

I am delighted that this Faculty has risen to second in the world in the latest QS World University rankings by Subject. Our new position shows we are firmly on track to achieve our ambition to be firmly located among the top three nursing schools in the world. Through our commitment to world-class teaching and research our staff are making a positive difference to the lives of those in receipt of nursing, midwifery and palliative care services. Our ranking in the QS is a real achievement and I am very proud of the collective efforts of our community.

The King’s Health Partners Dental Clinical Academic Group educates the breadth of oral health care professionals in the UK and cares for more than 300,000 patients each year at more than 30 sites across London.

Read the full rankings.