School of Business

35th for Business and Management research in REF2021

We are delighted with our recent performance in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), in which we placed 27th in the UK for our Research Power † out of 108 submissions (according to analysis by the Times Higher Education).

In addition:

  • 100% of the real-world impact of our research was judged to be ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’
  • 100% of our research environment was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 87% of our overall research quality 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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