Our research and
innovation activities are delivering significant cultural, social and economic
benefits to communities regionally, nationally and internationally. Our
students also benefit from a research-informed education and a wide range of
opportunities to get involved in research.
We take a collaborative, global, impactful, innovative and interdisciplinary approach to research and innovation. This is reflected in our Signature Research Themes, our Institutes, our Research Centres, our Academic Divisions, our Graduate and Researcher College, and our research strengths in the following areas:
Our high-quality research was ranked 17th out of 122 universities for research output and intensity in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
The PPE Response Team, which included a number of our KEI colleagues, are winners of the Community Impact Award.
Our academics have a passion for passing on their world-leading expertise via publications and the supervision of PhD students. They also work alongside organisations outside academia, from media outlets to research partners in industry.Find an expert
In our rapidly changing world, what research topic would you like to pursue? Taking a PhD at Kent allows you to ask the important questions and make your own contribution to knowledge.
*of 122 universities, not including specialist institutions