School of Engineering

Highlights for the School of Engineering’s research in REF2021

We are delighted with our recent performance in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).

REF2021 performance highlights for our research in UoA 12 Engineering:

  • 94% of our research outputs are judged to be ‘world-leading’ or 'internationally excellent’
  • 78% of our research overall was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

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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