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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 most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, it now has 19,860 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 provides outstanding teaching, excellent employability and fantastic student support. Our outstanding teaching has been recognised in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) where we were awarded gold, the highest rating. Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes 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 Research Excellence Framework: Kent is ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. 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.


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


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


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 159 different nationalities, 38% 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. These partnerships offer many opportunities for our students including exchanges, study visits and work placements, as well as the possibility of earning a dual degree from Kent and a partner university.


*The University 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

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%

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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