Publication highlights worldwide research impact


As the University celebrates its strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a new publication highlights our research impact.

Since its foundation, research has always been an important part of the University’s mission, with more than 55 research centres and hubs now spread across its various locations.

This collection of case studies – published to mark the University’s 50th anniversary – shows how Kent research has clarified ethics in healthcare and is helping to improve adult social care. It also features an award-winning centre which improves the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Kent Research: Making a difference outlines several examples of progress in pharmaceuticals and also presents examples of how Kent research has had an impact on UK Government, including the creation of a new model for the social care system to identify limitations in the funding system. Kent research has also provided a better understanding of how wealthy donors make decisions, and how research into biometrics is helping to make the world a safer place.

In addition, Kent researchers are transforming heritage management, and research from the University’s schools of Architecture, Anthropology and Conservation, Engineering and Digital Arts, Business and Law all has a clear focus on global sustainability.

To find out more about about how Kent researchers are making a difference regionally, nationally and internationally, read the case-studies in full on our Research webpages.