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University of Kent

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United Kingdom
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Public
Very High
17,700
Yes
1,265
4,060

Overview

The University of Kent, the UK’s European university, is one of the country’s mostdynamic universities. Established in 1965, it now has 19,860 students studyingat its various campuses including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in thepicturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Athens,Brussels, Paris, and Rome.


Kent provides outstanding teaching, excellent employability andfantastic student support. Our outstanding teaching has been recognised in the TeachingExcellence Framework (TEF) where we were awarded gold, the highest rating. Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged thatthe University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning andoutcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK*.


Our reputation for research excellence is confirmed by our success in the most recent ResearchExcellence Framework: Kent is ranked in the top 20 for research intensity inthe Times Higher Education, outperforming11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. 97% of our research is ofinternational quality and our score for research power has increased by 59%,the third largest increase of the top 50 research intensive universities.


All students are able to benefit from a huge range of academic andpersonal support services and we have won the ‘Outstanding Support forStudents’ category at the Times HigherEducation (THE) Awards for two years running (2017 and 2018).


Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service andstudents’ unions help students enhance their transferable skills, gain relevantwork experience, get first-hand insight into graduate careers and, though curricularand co-curricular activities, develop key graduate attributes that top employersare looking for.


TheUniversity is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout itsregion, and our position as the gateway to Europe is reinforced by ourmultinational community: we have students from 159 different nationalities, 38%of our academic and research staff are from outside the UK and our curriculumsupports study and work abroad opportunities. We have global partnerships with many prestigious institutions both inEurope and beyond to include the USA, Malaysia, China, Russia, Hong Kong andJapan. These partnerships offer many opportunities for our students includingexchanges, study visits and work placements, as well as the possibility ofearning a dual degree from Kent and a partner university.


*TheUniversity of Kent's Statement of Findings can be found at www.kent.ac.uk/tef-statement


 

University Highlights

Total students - 17,700

14%
86%

International students - 4,060

%
%

Total faculty staff - 1,265

545
720

Total students - 17,700

14%
86%

International students - 4,060

Total faculty staff - 1,265

720
545

Scholarships

Yes
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