December 18, 2014, by Charlotte Anscombe

World-class research recognised

The University of Nottingham is a leading international institution carrying out world-class research,according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.


Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of ‘research power’, which takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns. More than 97 per cent of research at the University is recognised internationally, with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy,health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment.


More than 80 per cent of Nottingham research is ranked in the highest categories — ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ — up from 58 per cent the last time the exercise was carried out in 2008.


The amount of Nottingham research regarded as ‘world-leading’ has almost doubled — increasing from 18 per cent to 31.6 per cent.


Results of the REF, an assessment of the quality and volume of research at 154 UK universities, confirm Nottingham’s place in the top tier of the world’s elite higher education institutions.


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