Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, United Kingdom. It was originally founded in 1899 and became a university in 1992.
Kingston was founded as Kingston Technical College in 1899. Kingston University was granted university status under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. In 1993, Kingston opened the Roehampton Vale campus building and in 1995, Kingston acquired Dorich House.
Kingston University, on the banks of the River Thames just 25 minutes from central London, is one of the UK’s most popular universities, receiving more applications than any other UK university in 2010.
Campuses are located in Kingston and Roehampton. There is a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate work spread across five faculties, as well as some further education provisions.