Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

2nd for Clinical Medicine research in REF2021

We are delighted with our recent performance in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), in which we placed second in the UK for our overall research quality (GPA) out of 31 submissions (according to analysis by the Times Higher Education).

In addition:

  • 95% of the research was judged to be ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
  • Leicester had the highest proportion (62%) of research outputs judged to be ‘world leading’ in the sector

The Research Excellence Framework is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. REF2021 results were announced on Thursday 12 May 2022, you can find more details on the University’s overall performance.

Times Higher Education (THE) analyse the results of REF2021 and rank each institution according to their performance.

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