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

Working with us

Groups and Inter-disciplinary

Programming Languages and Systems Research Group

Computational Intelligence Research Group

Cyber Security Group

Computing Education Research Group

Data Science Research Group

Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security


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6 December 2017

New Head of Cyber Security joins School Shujun Li has joined the University of Kent as a Professor of Cyber Security in the School of Computing. Shujun will head up the School's Security Research Group and the university-wide Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security. Shujun has a prolific publishing record with over 100 scientific papers published since 2000, including two Best Paper Awards. His research interests are mainly on cyber security, human factors, multimedia co...

8 November 2017

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Join the School of Computing - four vacancies Are you looking for a new challenge? The School of Computing is looking for four talented individuals to fill full-time posts in administration, research and lecturing. Student Experience Manager (STM08390) Closing date 29 October 2017 Do you have substantial experience of working in an administrative role in the HE Sector? Do you have a background in supervising, leading and training staff? As a Student Experience Manger you will manage all student related ...

17 October 2017

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

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Last Updated: 09/03/2018