University of Kent

The University of Kent is one of the UK’s top 20 institutions producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent, and leading the way in many fields of study.

Established in 1965, Kent – the UK’s European university – now has almost 20,000 students across campuses in Canterbury and Medway, and study centres in Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

It is a leading research-intensive UK university creating a global student and staff community that advances knowledge and stimulates intellectual creativity, and performs at the highest levels.

Kent believes in the unity of research and teaching, in the freedom and responsibility that staff have to question and test received wisdom, in the transforming power of higher education, in acting with integrity, and the value of an inclusive and diverse university community.

It is committed to growing, shaping and supporting the regions in which it operates so that it may have a positive social, cultural and economic impact.

Along with the universities of East Anglia and Essex, Kent is a member of the Eastern Arc Research Consortium (


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