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School of Modern Languages ranks seventh in UK

18 December 2014

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Cardiff’s School of Modern Languages has been ranked seventh in the UK for the quality of its research, in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The REF assesses and demonstrates the value and impact of research carried out at UK higher education institutions. Cardiff’s ranking sees it placed above Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol and Exeter in terms of research excellence. A total of 57 UK universities were submitted to the panel.

Alongside research quality, the REF also assesses research impact: the positive effect and significance of research on the wider world.

The School received the maximum score possible for generating research impact, recognising its commitment to making positive societal change.

Professor Claire Gorrara, Head of School, said: “I am delighted by the School’s excellent REF results. As a research community, we are committed to producing world-class research and these results show that we are maintaining our strong international reputation for excellence. I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone at the School whose work and achievements have contributed to our REF success.”

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