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REF 2014

Cardiff University has leapt to 5th in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) based on the quality of our research, a meteoric rise that confirms our place as a world-leading university.

Units of Assessment

Explore the results for the units of assessment submitted by the Academic Schools within the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering:

UoA 7 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Our research in earth systems and environmental sciences is addressing some of the most significant challenges in world science.

UoA 8 Chemistry

Our international research expertise, state of the art facilities and strategic partnerships enable us to be at the forefront of scientific discovery.

UoA 9 Physics

Research staff are actively involved in major international collaborations including the SPIRE instrument consortium for the Herschel satellite.

UoA 10 Mathematical Sciences

We are using mathematical reasoning to provide solutions to real-world problems.

UoA 11 Computer Science and Informatics

We seek to solve challenging computational problems in the areas of distributed and scientific computing, informatics, and visual computing.

UoA 14 Civil and Construction Engineering

Working with industrial partners and other organisations, researchers at Cardiff are leading cutting-edge projects that have numerous practical applications.

UoA 15 General Engineering

We aim to be renowned for our innovation and deep-rooted international links with industry, built on fundamental and applied research of the highest quality.

UoA 16B Architecture, Built Environment and Planning - Architecture

The School's research strategy is to foster excellence in key areas of the architectural and built environment research agenda.