School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 assessed the quality of research in the UK's higher education institutions. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) review research based on three main criteria:

  • Quality of research outputs
  • Impact of research (beyond the University)
  • Vitality of the research environment


We were delighted to be recognised as being in the top 10 for world-leading research in the UK. 90% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Read the published findings on our research.