Internationalisation and the Faculty of Social Sciences
At the University of Kent, internationalisation is a key part of the University’s strategy. As the largest faculty in the University, the Faculty of Social Sciences sees internationalisation as lying at the heart of its teaching and learning, research and other main activities.
Internationalisation is more than just successful international recruitment, although this continues to be important to the University within the continuing globalisation of higher education. The Faculty of Social Sciences is home to the majority of the University’s international students. Internationalisation covers the recruitment and student experience of our international students at Kent, the international mobility of students and staff, and the development of effective research links and partnerships with other research intensive universities and institutions around the world.
The Faculty has a significant international aspect with its component academic Schools having partnerships and staff/student exchanges with universities around the world as well having the Brussels School of International Studies, which runs programmes for the School of Politics and International Relations as well as other Schools.
The Faculty of Social Sciences has invested in Internationalisation and there is a new Faculty Internationalisation Fund of £40,000 available each academic year to assist international student mobility and short term visits such as field trips and study visits. Other funds are available for staff to develop international partnerships and research.
As Faculty Internationalisation Lead please contact me if you have any questions or ideas for further internationalisation activities.
Dr Mark Hampton
Faculty of Social Sciences Internationalisation Lead