He will be responsible for developing the University’s European engagement strategy, including strategic oversight of its European postgraduate centres.
Professor Carrette was previously Interim Head of the School of European Culture and Languages, and also Head of Religious Studies. His academic interests include philosophy of religion, globalisation and international institutions, with particular focus on the United Nations. He has worked for the University for nearly 13 years.
Kent is the only UK university to have specialist postgraduate centres in four European capital cities: Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. It has strong European links in teaching and research, with many of its programmes offering dual UK and European qualifications at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level.