School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

Top 25 for Earth Sciences research in REF2021

We are delighted with our recent performance in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), in which we placed top 25 in the UK for our overall research quality (GPA) (according to analysis by the Times Higher Education).

In addition:

  • 91% of our research overall was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 100% of our research environment was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 92% of our research outputs were judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 50% of our real-world impact was judged to be ‘outstanding’

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 REF2021 results and ranks each institutions performance.

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