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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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 area

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 490th269th263rd428th60th
Arts and Humanities 177th78th74th156th31st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 599th320th307th525th76th
Business, Management and Accounting 157th58th57th124th27th
Chemistry 533rd276th268th454th64th
Computer Science 418th182nd178th322nd37th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 452nd284th283rd384th80th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 228th100th97th182nd37th
Energy 536th296th295th421st83rd
Engineering 413th193rd189th317th41st
Environmental Science 359th182nd177th273rd52nd
Mathematics 407th196th196th312th46th
Medicine 612th327th319th562nd74th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 464th200th195th378th47th
Physics and Astronomy 480th255th251st409th54th
Psychology 136th45th42nd129th14th
Social Sciences 226th80th79th185th28th

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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