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The birthplace of British education

The roots of the British education system can be traced back to Canterbury and the scholars that operated from the Cathedral.

Home to four UK universities

Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent are both located in the area. This means you can feel confident that this is a safe city where students are well provided for.

Host to high-technology innovation

Canterbury is quickly becoming a hub of modern technology, with a new centre for innovation encouraging cutting-edge businesses and high-technology companies to base themselves here.

The largest proportion of businesses in Canterbury are in the
professional, scientific and technical industries

Where notable individuals have studied

Inspired by the new academic research taking place in Canterbury, you can achieve outstanding results – studying in the same city as business leaders, government advisors, authors and actors.

Subject of a literary classic – The Canterbury Tales

One of the most famous literary classics is ‘The Canterbury Tales’, written by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story is one of the best loved works in the history of English literature and has influenced many other books.

Top destination for start-up businesses

A range of new businesses are based in Canterbury to take advantage of its growing business hub, including pharmaceutical companies like Venomtech – the UK’s first and only venom laboratory.

In 2015
700 new start-up companies
were established in Canterbury