Research Strengths

We are committed to research and innovation that addresses regional, national and international challenges, and that delivers significant cultural, social and economic benefits to a wide range of communities.

Our research is chiefly collaborative and interdisciplinary across the arts and humanities, sciences and social sciences. Our experts work closely with private, public and third party partners to undertake world-leading and internationally excellent research and innovation.

Our five principal areas of research strength are:  

Creativity, Culture and Heritage

Kent is renowned for high-quality research across creativity, culture and heritage.

Cyber Security, Digital Technology and Communication

Kent has research and innovation strengths across cyber security, digital technology and communication. 

Health, Social Care and Wellbeing

The University is leading research in health, social care and work, wellbeing, and health deprivation and inequalities in Kent.

Social Justice, Inequalities and Conflict

Our research on social justice, inequalities and conflict is at the heart of our mission.

Sustainability, Environment and Natural Resources

We are committed to addressing the urgent environmental challenges facing the world today.

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