The University of KentUniversity

United Kingdom

United Kingdom in SCImago Media Rankings

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Foundation: 1965

Mission: Provide higher education of excellent quality Enlarge knowledge by research Be an intellectual and cultural focus for Canterbury and Kent Support national and regional economic success Build vigorously on its close ties within Europe and continue to develop wider international relationships.

Vision: We will be internationally known for a transformative student experience and employability outcomes regardless of background. Our discoveries and research will emphasise existing and new signature areas, where we match the best in the world. Our education and research, and the talents of our staff and students, will support social, economic, cultural, intellectual and public life in ways that will make us one of the leading civic universities. We will have a balanced portfolio of programmes having deepened our science and engineering base, grown our cultural, creative and digital offer and opened the new Kent and Medway Medical School. We will remain distinctive amongst our peers in operating with a major stake in continental Europe, with a strong European dimension in our academic activity. We will be delivering education in a variety of ways face-to-face, online and through alternative routes in particular higher and degree apprenticeships.


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeOECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1487th484th982nd76th
Arts and Humanities +180th77th162nd30th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1460th521st1071st83rd
Business, Management and Accounting 146th53rd106th29th
Chemistry 1339th452nd866th71st
Computer Science 478th146th310th29th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1514th535th943rd77th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 248th94th174th32nd
Energy 1203rd345th680th64th
Engineering +334th78th190th16th
Environmental Science 912th308th533rd59th
Mathematics 558th191st358th36th
Medicine +1842nd638th1303rd93rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1075th330th756th58th
Physics and Astronomy 769th260th540th39th
Psychology 214th72nd196th22nd
Social Sciences +204th67th168th25th
Veterinary 149th43rd96th9th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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