Research Excellence Framework 2021
90% of our research has been confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
11th in the UK for impact
Our research has real-world benefits for the academic environment and our society.
14th in the UK for research power
Our research power demonstrates the scale and quality of our research.
A top 20 university in the UK
We have been independently assessed for the overall quality of our research, impact and environment.
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Research with real-world impact
Our researchers are working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and the environment. These case studies highlight just some of the areas where we are delivering positive research impact.