Research environment

Innovative thinking across the disciplines allows us to explore complex ideas and challenges. This approach was one of our founding principles and is still important to our researchers today.

Our workshops allow research students and postdoctoral staff to develop their professional skills.

A range of speakers share insider knowledge on how the major funding organisations work.

Kent provides support, advice and feedback to research staff on their funding applications.

Conduct your own research as a postgraduate student on a Master's or PhD programme.

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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.

State-of-the-art 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.

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Internal view of the new Sibson Building
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A range of services and support across Kent's research community.

Partnerships to support the research of our PhD students.

Collaboration across the Universities of Kent, East Anglia and Essex.

Explore the global impact of our REF 2014 submission.