School of Computing



The School of Computing was ranked highly in the recent government run Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.
Our research intensity was ranked 12th out of 89, with superb impact – 100% of our research impact ranked world leading or internationally excellent.

Head of School, Professor Richard Jones said “We are delighted that the quality of the School’s research was recognised in the very successful REF results. We rank in the top quartile of 89 Computing departments across the country, coming 22nd for Research Power and 12th for Research Intensity. Our impact was particularly impressive, with 100% of the submission being rated 4* or 3*. The depth of research in the School is evident as we submitted nearly all eligible academic staff.”

Research at Kent

What do we do at Kent?

PhD and research degrees

School Seminars

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Groups and Inter-disciplinary

Programming Languages and Systems Research Group

Computational Intelligence Research Group

Security Group

Computing Education Research Group

Data Science Research Group


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Complete University Guide 2018 - School's excellent research recognised The excellent research at the School of Computing has been recognised with a high position in the Complete University Guide 2018. The league table assessed 107 computer science departments in the UK across a range of measures. The University of Kent scored highly in research intensity, a measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University. Kent came 8th nationally and 1st in the ...

28 April 2017

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Professor of Cyber Security vacancy The School of Computing is looking to appoint a Professor of Cyber Security to lead its highly successful Security research group. The School has an outstanding reputation for research and education in cyber security where, for example, its MSc Cyber Security has been provisionally accredited by GCHQ. We seek applications from senior academics with a distinguished and sustained track record of research leadership and attainment.  The closing date i...

7 March 2017

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Maria Christakis wins the Best PhD Dissertation Award The European Association for Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS) Best PhD Dissertation Award 2015 has been won by Dr Maria Christakis, from the School of Computing for her dissertation ‘Narrowing the gap between verification and systematic testing‘. This award is given to the PhD student who has made the most original and influential contribution to the area of Programming Languages and Systems, and has graduated in 2015 at a European ac...

27 February 2017

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.@smarr it's going to be a lovely weekend in Kent and we've put on a food festival for your arrival :)

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What an amazing picture! Well done Kieren, we're all really proud of you! @UniKentNews @UKCStudent @KentUnion

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*boom, boom, tsk* As long as you keep our student on the road to success we'll forgive the puns @UniKentCompPO 😂

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

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Last Updated: 25/07/2017