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Kingston University Named in World Top 200 for Business and Economics

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In the recently released Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Kingston University has been named in the world's top 200 institutions for business and economics.

The business teaching of the university is centred around Kingston Business School, whereas the economics teaching comes out of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Being named in the 176-200 banding for global rankings and 31st in the UK comes hot on the heels of an AACSB accreditation, given last year to the business school, which placed it in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was also awarded a top 150 finish in the QS World University rankings for economics teaching last year. Dean of the Faculty, Professor Simon Morgan Wortham put its success down to the following: "Our students learn from leading international economists and researchers, which is vital when it comes to critically examining why the world is where it is economically and indeed politically."

"By building strong collaborations with partners across Europe and the globe, they are able to debate the different schools of thought and different economic systems. We're open to these discussions, allowing our students to form their own opinions on traditional and non-traditional approaches and how they want to interpret contemporary world economics - providing them with the knowledge and broader skills that they need for the future, not least in their careers."