School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

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School rated in top five in government survey

-    School rated 4th most powerful centre according to Government’s Research Excellence Framework

-    85% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent

-    National survey places the School in the top 5 of 45 UK universities  

Newcastle’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is the 4th most powerful centre for built environment research according to the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

The results announced on December 18th graded 85% of our work as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) and our ranking in terms of power highlights our submission of over 90% of eligible  staff.

With over 40 staff included we were able to demonstrate our breadth and depth across  architecture, planning, landscape and rural development. The latter element was substantially boosted by the inclusion of the University’s Centre for Rural Economy who contributed to a very strong performance in terms of the  public impact of our research.

Our performance helped Newcastle University improve its national research power ranking from 17th to 16th. Full information about Newcastle University’s performance in REF2014 can be found on the  University webpages.



published on: 19 December 2014