10 Dec 2014
Research Excellence Framework
The outcome of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) will be published next week.
The REF is the system through which the quality of research in all subject areas in UK universities is assessed. One of the primary aims of the REF is to inform the selective allocation of funds for research distributed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
We will receive the REF results for Loughborough on Tuesday 16 December and the outcome for all other universities will be available the following day. The publication of the results is embargoed until 18 December.
We have a number of meetings arranged to allow us to analyse the data as we receive them and we have a detailed plan in place for disseminating the results.
To keep you up to date we have set up a dedicated website that will be a central point of information. This provides the publication timetable and the assessment criteria, and will also include details of Loughborough’s performance when they are published.