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Kent in top tier of universities worldwide

Gary Hughes thumbnail By Gary Hughes | 1 October 2015
Strong international outlook and research citations have positioned the University at the 'forefront of global higher education excellence.’
THE World University Rankings
THE World University Rankings

In the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, published on 1 October, Kent is in the top 10% of the world’s leading universities for international outlook.

Of the 1126 eligible universities analysed by the THE, Kent also features among the top 30% overall.

Earlier this year, Kent featured in the QS top 100 universities worldwide for international students and staff, placing it in the top 10% of all those evaluated.

Kent’s performance in THE World University Rankings 2015-16 was described by the tables’ editor Phil Baty as an ‘outstanding achievement’.

In September, the University was shortlisted by the THE for its University of the Year Award 2015 (winners announced 26 November). It was also shortlisted for a University of the Year Award in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16, where it was ranked 23rd in the UK.

Kent also achieved its highest ever league table position in September, with its rise to 16th in the Guardian University Guide 2015.

In response to the THE Rankings, Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow said: ‘This welcome announcement reflects Kent’s growing international reputation and profile. The role of the University and the impact of our teaching and research, both at home and abroad, have contributed to our position at the forefront of global higher education excellence.’

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