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 including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. Kent is a research-intensive institution that provides an excellent education delivered by world-class researchers. Our reputation for research and academic excellence is confirmed by our success 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 perform consistently well in the UK national league tables. We are ranked 16th by The Guardian University Guide 2016 and rose six places to 22nd in The Complete University Guide 2015. Our students are our best advocates and 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 2015 National Student Survey we scored 89% in the ‘overall satisfaction’ category, the fifth highest score nationally. The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region, and our position as the gateway to Europe is reinforced by our multinational community: we have students from 149 different nationalities, 41% of our academic and research staff are from outside the UK and our curriculum supports study and work abroad opportunities. We have global partnerships with many prestigious institutions both in Europe and beyond to include the USA, Malaysia, China, Russia, Hong Kong and Japan.