Why work with Kingston University?

Strong track record

Kingston University buildings

Kingston University has a strong track record for supporting businesses and organisations to achieve their targets.

  • We offer a flexible, tailored approach to your business needs.
  • Our expertise, knowledge, research and resources can help innovate and grow your business.

Highly rated

Kingston postgraduate students at business meeting

Kingston's rankings nationally and globally speak for themselves.

  • Top 60 university in the UK (Guardian league tables 2023)
  • Ranked in the top 250 young universities in the world (Young University Ranking 2021, Times Higher Education)

Achievements, employability, innovation

High achieving students

Kingston's students and graduates are renowned for their academic achievements, employability and innovation.

  • They are job-ready, equipped with the knowledge and abilities that employers need, such as digital aptitude, people management and reasoning skills, emotional intelligence and innovation.
  • Innovation extends into all areas of learning, to help develop an enterprising mindset that is crucial for employers.

Strong links

Postgraduate students at business conference

Kingston has strong links with business and industry.

  • Our faculties and courses are closely aligned with industry.
  • Many of our academic staff are practitioners in their field.
  • Our students work on live projects and business challenges in collaboration with industry partners.

Recognition and accreditation

Kingston University students using virtual reality equipment

Kingston has recognition and accreditation by leading professional bodies.

  • These include the Institute of Biomedical Science, Chartered Institute of IT, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Association of MBAs, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal Institute of British Architects and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Small Business Charter accreditation recognises our role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

Cutting-edge research

Science research for business at Kingston University

Many of Kingston's academics and students undertake cutting-edge research, leading to benefits for society and business and industry. 

  • 70% of the University's research submission was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2022 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Kingston University research is making important contributions to public life across the globe, responding to the major scientific and intellectual challenges of today.

Equality, diversity, inclusion

Four smiling students at Kingston University

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we do

  • Our diverse student and academic communities are reflected in our inclusive approach.
  • We hold an Athena SWAN bronze award reflecting our commitment to supporting and transforming gender equality within higher education and research.
  • Kingston has been a Race Equality Charter Award holder since 2015.
  • 140 countries are represented on campus.

Supporting start-ups

Students displaying successful enterprise

Kingston has a strong track record in supporting business start-ups

  • Most successful UK higher education institution for graduate start-up companies (HESA 2020/2021)

Contact us

Find out more about how Kingston University helps businesses and organisations by downloading our digital brochure Innovate and grow your business (pdf).