Our research contributes at the very highest levels to new knowledge and understanding; helping businesses and industry to compete more effectively, shaping public policy and, ultimately, helping to improve the quality of people’s lives. You could be a part of this.
Research Excellence Framework
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we were ranked 14th in the UK and 9th among universities in England for research intensity. Almost 66% of the work that we submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average of 43%.