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Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine REF2021 Results

12 May 2022

The Faculty’s mission is to deliver world leading education and research in the biomedical and health sciences. Our international reputation is well established: King’s is positioned 12th globally in the ‘Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health’ disciplinary table by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. The QS World University Rankings 2022 by Faculty position us 16th for Life Sciences and Medicine.

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:
UoA1
94%
UoA2
94%
UoA3
95%
UoA5
83%
UoA12
95%
UoA24
96%

 

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 *
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