The University of KentUniversity

United Kingdom

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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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Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

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 EuropeEU-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +493rd276th276th423rd69th
Arts and Humanities +177th75th72nd157th30th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 563rd301st292nd499th64th
Business, Management and Accounting 161st59th56th121st30th
Chemistry 522nd284th278th443rd67th
Computer Science 399th164th158th296th30th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +432nd270th275th363rd79th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 206th80th78th152nd30th
Energy 515th274th277th407th67th
Engineering +339th130th127th244th28th
Environmental Science 389th196th196th299th57th
Mathematics 375th167th162nd288th37th
Medicine +635th365th354th566th78th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 492nd228th227th416th50th
Physics and Astronomy 401st177th170th315th31st
Psychology 191st67th60th181st18th
Social Sciences +218th75th72nd184th29th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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