About us

St George's is a unique health sciences university; distinct, yet very well connected

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About us

Welcome to St George’s, University of London, the UK’s only independent medical and healthcare higher education institution. St George’s is a modern, innovative academic and research organisation built upon a rich history stretching back 250 years. Alumni include John Hunter, known as the father of modern surgery, and Edward Jenner, creator of the first vaccine, used to eradicate smallpox.

We share a site with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals. Our smaller size lends a genuine community feel – students and staff can walk the corridors of our facilities from clinical teaching room to laboratory to hospital ward or clinic. As testament to this we were voted London's best student experience for two years in a row in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Browse our range of undergraduate and postgraduate medical and healthcare courses to see what we can offer.

Research work at St George’s is focused within three research institutes, Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences, Infection and Immunity and Population Health. We aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in areas including infection and immunity, heart disease and stroke, and cell signalling. We are also focused on enhancing understanding of public health and epidemiology, clinical genetics, and social care sciences.

 

 

News

Loss of sensation in the feet of diabetes patients linked to cardiovascular disease, say researchers

Experts have discovered that loss of sensation in the feet, a result of diabetes, may be a predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and strokes.

100 years on - The part ethics played for army doctors in World War One

The First World War started a century ago. Many medics and doctors were involved in the fighting which left a staggering 16 million people dead including 18 doctors who trained at St George's.

Experts to combat the potential ‘health catastrophe’ of deadly tuberculosis among people with diabetes

New research aims to estimate the benefits of different ways to carry out screening both patients with tuberculosis (TB) for diabetes and the other way around in parts of the world where both diseases are common.

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