的 卓越的研究框架 (REF) confirms our place as a world-leading university. 的 results show our research and impact excellence across a broad range of disciplines and demonstrate that our research is having a significant positive impact on lives across the globe.
的 REF assesses the quality and impact of research taking place in UK universities. 的 results inform the allocation of around £2 billion per year of public funding for universities’ research.
的 卓越的研究框架 (REF) 2021 results confirm our research is changing lives and shaping the world we live in.
Our vision is to produce the highest quality research to drive intellectual advances and address global challenges. 的 REF results demonstrate that we are advancing towards this goal.
的 REF is a retrospective exercise looking back over seven years of incredible research at our University. We’re proud of everything that our researchers, and those that support our research environment have achieved. But we’re also excited for the future and the inspiring discoveries we are yet to make.
92 per cent of our research is rated in the highest two categories in the REF 2021, meaning it is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. 的 REF results demonstrate our research and impact excellence across a broad range of disciplines and confirm that our research is having a significant positive impact on lives across the globe.
We submitted to 25 different REF units of assessment comprising:
- All of our 1,690 independent researchers
- 3,684 outputs (outputs can include peer-reviewed journal articles and books, as well as other types of research output such as designs and compositions)
- 114 impact case studies (impact can include examples of improved technologies, 公众意识, 医学治疗, government policies or structural changes in society locally, 国内外)