King's College London

  • Academic
  • London, United Kingdom


King's College London (informally King's or KCL; formerly styled King's College, London) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It is arguably the third-oldest university in England, having been founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829 and received its royal charter in the same year.

Researching the ways that developments in synthetic biology impact and shape the world around us is a specialisation at Kings. The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at Kings College London work closely with the Synthetic Biology Hub at Imperial College London. Through a combination of high quality social science research and engagement with policy, Kings researchers seek to influence the trajectory of this novel and rapidly developing area and contribute to the development of an appropriate governance regime.


King's College London


London, WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

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