We are one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, delivering outstanding teaching and serving the communities of which we are proud to be a part
We are a dynamic, creative and inclusive institution, committed to the transformative power of education and research and to the development and support of our students and staff.
We address regional, national and global challenges in an environment in which knowledge is created, shared and applied in ways that transform lives.
Our work is driven by our deep and abiding values,
our pride in our past and the people and communities we serve
Our university is based on equality, diversity, respect. We are international in outlook
Our students are at the heart of what we do - read more on everything they bring to Kent
Established in 1965, find out how Kent has continued on its journey as an inclusive community
We aim to be a community that inspires students to find and shape their place in the world, and where academics are free to explore and deepen our understanding of it
As part of the next phase of our Kent 2025 strategy, we continue to build on these three strategic pillars:
We are an inclusive, diverse and international learning community inspired by our students and staff across our UK and European locations
Brings together the leadership team and provides strategic direction for the university and its work
Our Canterbury and Medway campuses are set in beautiful modern and historic surroundings
We have postgraduate study centres in two of the most exciting and historic cities in Europe
Our six academic divisions have great freedom in how they work, enabling them to make decisions that best meet the needs of their students
Our ambition: to prepare you to think critically, work creatively and succeed in a changing world
We strive to engage critically with social justice practices at home and around the world
We aim to transform our society through our innovative and interdisciplinary research
We offer a broad portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at our Canterbury campus
We offer an engaging teaching experience underpinned by world-class research
Bringing our three academic schools together has strengthened our research base
Our students are encouraged to become global citizens, to think independently and develop original ideas. It's what makes Kent such a fascinating place to study and work."
Our staff and students make a significant contribution within our local communities through volunteering, research and public service, while our international links enhance their experience through contact with different countries, cultures and experiences
We make a significant impact within our local communities through public service and engagement
Our research community goes above and beyond for regional/national/international priorities
Our strong impact is based on partnerships with leading universities in Europe and around the world
Partnerships are at the heart of what we do and we are proud of our local, regional, national and global collaborations
Our international partnerships extend our reach into Europe and across the world
Our regional partnerships demonstrate our central role in our county – for example, Growing Kent and Medway supports the region’s economic development, Creative Estuary helps drive the delivery of arts and culture across the region, inspiring creativity and firing imaginations, Kent and Medway Medical School directly serves our NHS and the health of the region and Eastern Arc supports collaboration across research and innovation.
We work closely with Universities at Medway, a unique partnership that brings together the University of Greenwich, the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church.
We are proud to be a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England through our Gulbenkian arts centre which has partnerships with a wide range of arts and culture organisations across the world.
As national and international centres of expertise our Institutes play a major role in engagement with external partners and business.
Our new Signature Research Themes in the areas of Future Human, Migration and Movement and Positive Environmental Futures are beginning to establish and develop a wide range of exciting and innovative partnerships across policy, community, broadcasting and public audiences.
Through Creative Kent, we celebrate our students and staff's creative journey with us. We want to act as a beacon for how creativity can question, astonish and transform - across our campuses and the wider communities in which we live and work.