The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was conducted by the official body for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions; the next such exercise is due for publication in 2021.
The UK higher education funding bodies aim to support a dynamic and internationally competitive UK research sector that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national wellbeing and the expansion and dissemination of knowledge. The REF provides is a key indicator, providing important benchmarking information about the research performance of UK universities. We are proud of our standing and expect to maintain our leading scores in the 2021 data.
In addition, we are part of, or affiliated with, the following Research Institutes, Centres, and Facilities: