Quality and performance

Our research has global impact, and its quality is consistently proven by our performance in national assessments.

We are aiming to achieve a top 10 position in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the new process for assessing research in UK Higher Education Institutions.

Our submissions across 27 of the 36 Units of Assessment reflect our innovative and interdisciplinary research, ranging from Clinical Medicine to Law to Engineering to Music.

Our results and their analysis will be published on 18 December 2014. 

REF is the successor to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, in which 33 out of 34 research areas we submitted included a significant amount of  4* research - the highest possible rating.