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.

  • We are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of Kent with the Kent Crypto Challenge. Can you crack the code?
  • 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.


Funding awarded for stream and transactional processing research Dr Matteo Migliavacca has been awarded funding for a two-year project on stream and transactional processing from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project will be looking at the integration of the stream processing model (which processes streams of data in real time) with the the recent developments of in-memory transaction processing systems (which process data which was previously stored...

19 May 2015

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Dear Google: open letter on transparency in 'right to be forgotten' Eighty top academics including Eerke Boiten from the School of Computing and Alan Mckenna from Kent Law School have signed an open letter to Google, arguing for more public scrutiny over its handling of ‘right to be forgotten’ requests. The letter was featured in the Guardian and stated that since The European Court of Justice ruled that Google is responsible for removing links to outdat...

15 May 2015

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Kent launches free online course in Erlang Today Kent launched the pilot K-MOOC (Kent massive open online course) in Functional Programming in Erlang (a programming language) with over 500 participants. The K-MOOC is a joint project led by Professor Simon Thompson from the School of Computing, Mark O’Connor, a Distance Learning Technologist for the University, and Stephen Adams, who is the Teaching Assistant for the course and a PhD student in computer science. This K-M...

11 May 2015

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Bon voyage to placement students from the Medway campus. Keep in touch and do us proud! @UKMstudent

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RT @Jobshop_Kent: Web Developer is needed to work for a small company delivering big results! Job Ref 1297 @jmmonty @UniKentComp

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And they're off! Good luck to students from the Canterbury campus who are starting placements this summer @UniKent

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

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Last Updated: 20/04/2015