Kent confirmed as a leading research university, with the majority of our REF submissions rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
The University also rises by 11 places to 38 in the Times Higher Education’s ranking for overall quality in the REF.
8 subjects ranked by the THE in the top 10 for research quality (Architecture; Classics; History; Law; Philosophy; Social Work & Social Policy; Theology; Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies).
Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Economics & Econometrics, English Language & Literature, Modern Languages & Linguistics, Geography & Environmental Studies ranked in top 25.
Kent’s reputation for world-leading research across the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences confirmed.
Our results demonstrate that Kent continues to produce research that not only informs and underpins our teaching at all levels but also makes a very clear and significant difference to lives and livelihoods regionally, nationally and internationally.
Our research spans the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences, with strengths in: Creativity, Culture & Heritage; Cyber Security, Digital Technology & Communication; Health, Social Care & Wellbeing; Social Justice, Inequalities & Conflict; Sustainability, Environment & Natural Resources.
Helping more than 15,000 IVF couples worldwide via the diagnosis of genetic disease in embryos
Informing changes in drug policies through research on drug decriminalisation
Countering the UK’s position and policy on indefinite immigration detention through Refugee Tales
Contributing to the preservation of the ship Mary Rose, one of Britain’s historic treasures
Influencing the restoration and renewal programme on the Palace of Westminster
Using statistical modelling to inform Government policy on impact of climate change
Improving police investigation and detection methods with facial identification software
Enhancing provision and safety for residential tenants, tower block residents, and homeless veterans