The University of Kent, the UK’s European university, is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, it now has over 19,000 students studying at its various campuses in the south-east of England and European sites in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. Our well-established external networks and partnerships with leading universities in Europe and around the world offer students many opportunities to study and work abroad.
We have been judged to have world-leading research in all subjects submitted in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We are ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, 97% of our research is of international quality and our score for research power has increased by 59%, the third largest increase of the top 50 research intensive universities.
We are a leading university, ranked among the best in the UK by three national league tables: The Guardian University Guide, The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide. We have been shortlisted for Exceptional Performance in Teaching and Research (Times Higher Education Data Points Award 2016), and our students are among the UK’s most satisfied with their academic experience. They consistently rate Kent as offering one of the best student experiences in the country and, in the 2016 National Student Survey, we achieved the fourth highest score in the UK for ‘overall satisfaction’.