Founded in 1965, The University of Kent is a leading plate glass campus university in Kent (England), ranked among the Top 30 institutions in the UK in Guardian University League Table and placed among the World's Top 500 institutions.

The University has three faculties:
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology and Medical Studies (STMS)
Ratings and Rankings:

- ranked in the rank range of 401-500th in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings in 2007 and 2008.

- Voted the No. 1 university in London and the south-east in the National Student Satisfaction survey.

- 28th in the 2009 Guardian University League Table (placed 45th in 2010).

- 39th in The Times Good University Guide 2010 (placed 38th in 2008 and 36th in 2009).

- 36th in 2008, 35th in 2009 and 38th in 2010 (Complete University Guide).

- 18th nationally for student satisfaction, according to the Guardian's analysis of the National Student Survey in 2007.

- 31st out of 132 institutions in the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) 2008 ratings (joint for 31st with School of Oriental and African Studies).

- 16th among Top UK Universities for Economics & Econometrics by RAE 2008.

- A top 30 research-led institution, rated 24th out of 118 participating institutions in terms of the best, or 4*, research, according to the Government’s 2008 RAE. Kent is also placed highly for its research in a number of subjects.
     - Six subject areas have been ranked in the top 10 of their disciplines nationwide:
  • History
  • Metallurgy and Materials
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Law
  • French
  • Statistics and Operational Research
     - Another five subject areas rated among the UK’s Top 20:
  • Drama and Film Studies
  • Anthropology
  • English
  • Economics
  • Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology
     - Following subject areas are in the UK’s Top 30:
  • Computing
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Electronics
  • Religious Studies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • German
  • Classics and Archaeological Studies
  • Business and Management Studies
- 36th in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.

- 6th among the Top 10 Universities in the South East (Complete University Guide 2009).

- 8th for for Drama, Dance and Cinematics, 16th for Art and Design, 21st for Economics, 26th for Law (Times 2009).

- 23rd for for Computer Science, 23rd for Accounting and Finance, 34th for Economics (Times 2008).

- 24th for Economics (Guardian 2009).

- 42nd in The Push League Table 2008.

* Suggested Reading: Britain's Top Universities

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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