Multilateral Partnerships with Kent

Student alumni at Kent 360 event

Multilateral Partnerships

Expanding opportunity and collaboration

Our multilateral partnerships have a variety of dimensions covering research collaboration, collaborative provision, staff and student mobility.  

In order to develop and draw on Kent’s global and European partnerships networks and alumni groups we will, as part of our strategic objectives, prioritise international relationships which lead to the establishment of multi-lateral strategic partnerships for cross- institutional engagement. 

If you have questions regarding multilateral partnerships with Kent, contact our International Partnerships team.

Ghent University

Our Partnership:

Since 2009 the University of Kent and Ghent University have enjoyed a strategic international relationship within the context of an inter-institutional cooperation agreement. This agreement has been the framework for partnership activities in staff and student exchange, Erasmus Mundus, co-supervision of research, joint research and the exchange of knowledge and best practice between staff in professional services. 

Kent - Ghent Cooperation

Memorandum of Understanding

In 2010 the University of Kent and Ghent University signed a Memorandum of Understanding signalling our ongoing commitment to the development of staff and student exchange, cooperation in master’s programmes and doctoral training, jointly supervised PhDs, joint research and other collaborative projects.  

Areas of collaboration 

  • Inter-institutional PhD co-supervision agreement
  • Joint Kent-Ghent Projects
  • Research cooperation and publications across a range of disciplines
  • Erasmus+ student exchange agreements in Humanities; Criminology
  • Erasmus+ staff exchange across a range of disciplines and departments
  • Co-members of the S Group European Universities’ Network, a dynamic platform for university collaboration among European and non-EU institutions.
  • Kent and Ghent were partners within the Erasmus Mundus Action II of the LiSUM, “Linking Sino-European Universities through Mobility”and LOTUS projects that ran from 2008 to 2018.

For more information on Kent's partnership with Ghent University, please contact our the International Partnerships team.

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

Our Partnership

Kent has a longstanding relationship with HKBU covering a number different facets, including collaborative provision, joint research, and staff and student mobility. Kent is delighted to continue developing its partnership with HKBU, an institution consistently at the cutting-edge of the sciences and highly regarded for its commitment to the humanities and arts. 

Kent - HKBU Cooperation

Dual Award agreement

The University of Kent was delighted to mark the renewal of our dual award agreement with Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) in April 2017. The renewed agreement covers the MSc Operational Research & Business Statistics/Business Analytics, which is part delivered via flying faculty (Kent staff travel out to Hong Kong) and the MSc Mathematical Finance/Finance (Financial Markets) in which students complete the first part of the dual programme at Kent before transferring to HKBU for the second part.

Kent-HKBU Joint Graduation

Kent and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) now hold joint graduation ceremonies for students from the MSc Operational Research & Business Statistics programme and MSc Mathematical Finance/Finance (Financial Markets) programme.

Areas of collaboration

  • Overarching institution-wide Memorandum of Understanding
  • Memorandum of Agreement for MSc Dual Award in Business Analytics and MSc Dual Award in Finance
  • Student Exchange Agreement for Kent Business School
  • Student Exchange Agreement for School of Politics and International Relations
  • Global Learning Online projects
  • Summer School participation 

For more information on Kent's partnership with Hong Kong Baptist University, please contact the International Partnerships team.

Major funding awarded to Kent and HKBU joint research project

Kent and HKBU are part of an International Multidisciplinary Project Consortium harnessing the power of science and technology to radically advance human and AI interaction.

The collaborative research project "Building Platform Technologies for Symbiotic Creativity in Hong Kong" stands at the forefront of the arts and science nexus and aims to contribute to the long-term sustainability and viability of the arts ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Dr Caroline Li from Kent's School of Computing is part of the multidisciplinary team who are building this world-class AI art creation platform.

Building Platform Technologies for Symbiotic Creativity in Hong Kong

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