University of Kent (KENT) - public higher education institution in United Kingdom.
University of Kent - DescriptionThe University of Kent, the UK’s European university, is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, it now has over 19,000 students studying at its various campuses including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in the picturesque south-east of England and continental-European sites in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Rome. Kent is a research-intensive institution that provides an excellent education delivered by world-class researchers. Our reputation for research and academic excellence is confirmed by our success in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014; we are ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity, 97% of our research is of international quality and our score for research power has increased by 59%, the third largest increase of the top 50 research intensive universities. We perform consistently well in the UK national league tables. We are ranked 16th by The Guardian University Guide 2016 and rose six places to 22nd in The Complete University Guide 2015. Our students are our best advocates and are among the UK’s most satisfied with their academic experience. They consistently rate Kent as offering one of the best student experiences in the country and, in the 2015 National Student Survey we scored 89% in the ‘overall satisfaction’ category, the fifth highest score nationally. The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region, and our position as the gateway to Europe is reinforced by our multinational community: we have students from 149 different nationalities, 41% of our academic and research staff are from outside the UK and our curriculum supports study and work abroad opportunities. We have global partnerships with many prestigious institutions both in Europe and beyond to include the USA, Malaysia, China, Russia, Hong Kong and Japan. University of Kent is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research that has spanned five decades. The university’s contribution to knowledge reaches across the globe and its research has been acknowledged as world leading. The Guardian University Guide 2015 placed University of Kent in the top 20 universities from UK and amongst an elite group of institutions to consistently score 90% or above for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey. University of Kent has some of the best academic staff in the country. The academic staff work in schools or centres where the research is internationally or nationally recognised. These include research leaders who are renowned for their innovative thinking in areas such as History, Metallurgy and materials, Law, French, Social policy, Statistics and operational research, and English. Known as the UK’s European university, University of Kent has two campuses and a centre for part-time study in the picturesque South East of England and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. The university’s partnerships within Europe, including the highest-ranking institutions from several countries, provide the foundation for the university’s global approach to research and teaching. University of Kent has an excellent record of research success and innovation. The university’s contributions have made a direct impact on the economy, government policy and the daily lives of millions of people. The university’s publishing culture is also strong, with over 650 staff who regularly publish the outcomes of their research - www.kent.ac.uk/research/publications. With programmes of study that are informed by this research excellence, University of Kent students are able to develop skills and knowledge relevant to contemporary issues.University of Kent’s research culture and doctoral training environment are enhanced by the engagement with leading research institutions and consortia. The university is part of the South East Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in partnership with 3 other leading universities.University of Kent has one of the most generous support schemes in the UK; committing in total over £14m to support new students. The university offers scholarships in recognition of excellence in academia, sport and music, to support study abroad and a range of awards for international students and students who are studying at a partner school or college.
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|6||2||University of Oxford||Oxford||19,643 USD||19,643 USD|
|9||3||University College London||London||23,975 USD||23,701 USD|
|15||4||Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine||London||39,828 USD||41,390 USD|
|26||5||University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh||23,418 USD||18,099 USD|
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