University of Kent

The University of Kent is a public research university based in Kent, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1965 and is recognised as a British "plate glass university".

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Address: The Registry, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1227 764000


The University of Kent, the UK’s European university was established in Canterbury in 1965. Over the past 50 years, Kent have grown significantly while retaining a supportive social and academic community, which makes Kent a great place to study, to research and to work. The University of Kent maintains its commitment to quality, whether in teaching and learning, in research or in the university’s wider partnerships. It also aims to balance the pragmatic reality of needing to generate sufficient income to sustain the University’s long-term future with an ambition to continue the outstanding success of recent years.

The University of Kent has nearly 20,000 students from over 140 countries worldwide, and more than 2,500 members of staff, of whom 20% are drawn from outside the UK. Kent is an exciting and diverse organisation with campuses at Canterbury and Medway, and centres in Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Rome and Athens.