University Of kent info

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University Of kent info

The University of Kent (formerly the University of Kent at Canterbury, abbreviated as UKC or Cantuar. for post-nominals) is a publicresearch university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1965 and is recognised as a Beloff’s plate glass university. It is a member of the Santander Network of European universities encouraging social and economic development,[6] Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK.

The university has a rural campus north of Canterbury situated within 300 acres (1.2 km2) of park land, housing over 6,000 students, as well as campuses in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent and European postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome and Paris.[7] As a result of its extensive ties with and geographic proximity to the continent the university brands itself as “The UK’s European University”.


About Kent

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

We are a forward-thinking research institution, committed to the transformative power of education and research and to the development and support of our students and staff.

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  • 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
  • Shortlisted for Exceptional Performance in Teaching and Research (Times Higher Education Data Points Award 2016)
  • Ranked 17th in the UK for the intensity of its excellent research (REF 2014), out of 122 multi-faculty universities
  • Fourth highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016, out of all multi-faculty institutions.


  • An excellent education delivered by world-class researchers
  • A curriculum and student experience that equips graduates for personal and professional success
  • Recipient of an Athena SWAN Charter Bronze award and seven school-level Bronze awards for supporting the career progression of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) areas
  • Honoured with Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education twice in the past ten years.


  • Campuses in Canterbury and Medway, a centre for part-time study in Tonbridge, and the only UK university with specialist postgraduate centres in four European capital cities: Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome
  • New buildings at the Canterbury and Medway campuses, with improved and larger premises for the Brussels School of International Studies
  • Generating £700 million for the south-east region (2012-13 financial year).

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The UK’s European university

Where the world meets Europe:

  • We have an extensive study abroad programme with over 170 universities in 37 countries. Most of our programmes offer opportunities to study or work in Europe
  • Kent plays a leading role in the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, which facilitates scholarships and academic co-operation between Europe and the rest of the world
  • We have one of the highest percentages of students studying under the Erasmus scheme of any multi-faculty UK university
  • Our European exchange programmes were one of the first to receive the E-quality label
  • Kent offers dual UK and European qualifications (international double awards) at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level.

Contacting Kent

Main address

The University of Kent has its main campus, administration and switchboard in Canterbury:

University of Kent,

CT2 7NZ,