The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the current framework exercise, developed by the UK higher education funding bodies, to provide accountability for public investment in research and to inform the selective allocation of these funds.
The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine’s REF2021 return included 482 members of staff (98 more staff than our REF2014 submission) against 6 Unit of Assessments (UoAs).
|Overall 4*/3* percentages:
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) submission:
- 93 per cent of our research overall was deemed either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
- 98 per cent of our research environment was deemed either 4* or 3*
- 94 per cent of our research impact was deemed either 4* or 3*
- 92 per cent of our research outputs were deemed either 4* or 3 *