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

Scientists discover how a killer fungus attacks HIV patients

Researchers have discovered that a type of white blood cell carries a deadly fungus into the brains of HIV positive patients, causing meningitis which kills more than 600,000 people a year.

Computer 'geeks' to gather at the university to improve the NHS

Self-proclaimed computer ‘geeks’ will come to St George’s, University of London, next month to discuss and explore ways the NHS should use new technology.

New survey launched into serious infection in babies

Researchers have launched a national study to see how common the potentially fatal bacterial infection Group B streptococcus is in UK and Irish babies.

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