Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

REF 2014

REF 2014

Exceptional results confirm our academic status.

We submitted to eight Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Scores for impact were outstanding including:

  • Computing Science (1st)
  • Earth Systems and Environmental Science (2nd)

Several submissions performed very well by GPA:

  • Civil Engineering (6th)
  • Computing Science (9th)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (11th)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (16th)

Results by Unit of Assessment

 

Quality level
% of research activity

Unit of Assessment4*3*2*1*U
Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science UoA 6 19 47 33 1 0
Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences UoA 7 25 59 16 0 0
Chemistry UoA 8 8 75 17 0 0
Mathematical Sciences UoA 10 29 59 11 1 0
Computer Science and Informatics UoA 11 46 41 13 0 0
Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering UoA 12 21 60 19 0 0
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials UoA 13 27 63 6 0 4
Civil and Construction Engineering UoA 14 30 58 12 0 0

Research categories

  • 4* Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • 3* Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which falls short of the highest standards of excellence
  • 2* Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • 1* Quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • U (unclassified) Quality that falls below the standard of nationally recognised work or work which does not meet the published definition of research for the purposes of this assessment