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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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 +1315th515th909th81st
Arts and Humanities +222nd93rd199th31st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1162nd392nd866th64th
Business, Management and Accounting 192nd73rd131st34th
Chemistry 1359th482nd935th74th
Computer Science 509th148th332nd34th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2066th693rd1260th94th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 287th101st193rd34th
Energy 2060th581st1149th87th
Engineering +368th94th225th21st
Environmental Science 1866th592nd1092nd94th
Mathematics 510th150th320th30th
Medicine +1922nd696th1378th106th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1125th369th795th57th
Physics and Astronomy 748th241st521st38th
Psychology 182nd58th168th17th
Social Sciences +246th78th196th27th
Veterinary 469th124th305th21st

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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