School of Computing

Welcome to the School of Computing

Our reputation for providing top quality graduates puts Kent fifth out of all Computing departments for 'Career after 6 months' in the Guardian league tables for 2013.

  • REF 2014: Most of the research in the School is ranked world leading or internationally excellent.
  • Year in Industry: 75% of our undergraduates in 2014/15 are on a placement with leading companies including CISCO in California, HSBC in Hong Kong and IBM in the UK. Placements opportunities are available for all MSc students.
  • KITC: students gain first-hand experience of working as IT consultants as part of their degree.
  • We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of Kent with the Kent Crypto Challenge. Can you crack the code?


Survey reveals sorry state of European cybersecurity Cybersecurity experts Julio Hernandez-Castro and Eerke Boiten respond to the European survey on cybersecurity. The European Commission's annual Eurobarometer Cyber Security Survey, the third edition of which was recently released, is a substantial survey of more than 27,000 respondents from 28 countries. It contains interesting and, more often than not, disappointing revelations about the state of Europe's security. As specialists in the field...

27th February 2015

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Expert response to banks using fingerprint technology An article published on the BBC news website reports that two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology. The School of Computing's Eerke Boiten responds to the use of this technology: ‘If users “must activate the feature with their security information, but would only need to use Apple’s Touch ID thereafter”, then there is some scope for...

18th February 2015

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New Lecturer appointment The School of Computing welcomes Dr Marek Grzes who joined the University of Kent in February after a previous role at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of York, UK. He will be based at the Canterbury campus and will join the computational intelligence research group. His research interests include artificial intelligence, decision-theoretic planning, probabilistic reasoning, and applications thereof.

9th February 2015

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RT @UniKentCompPO: @hxlife Congrats on the #bestplacestowork result. Great result & well deserved if feedback from our @UniKentComp ers is …

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We are pleased to welcome @wanstor on campus as the recruit our talented students for placement opportunities @UniKentCompPO

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 24/02/2015