Research environment

Encouraging excellence

Kent produces world-class research across our entire academic community. A high proportion of our researchers (85%) contributed work to the Research Excellence Framework and this led to our impressive rankings for 'research intensity'. 

Global impact

The research we produce at Kent comes from a truly international perspective: 40% of our staff are from overseas and our global network has led to many groundbreaking collaborations.

Key facts


of our research staff contributed to Kent’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework.


of our academic staff are from overseas and we have students representing 159 nationalities.


of our research at Kent was found to be of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework.


of our postgraduate students who responded to a national survey were in work or further studies within six months of graduation in 2017.

Excellent facilities

As a research-led university we are committed to investing in our facilities and provide a modern environment that works well for our students and staff.