Newcastle University Business School

Research Excellence

Research Excellence

Research plays a vital role in how we engage with organisations and regional, national and international policy-makers. It is at the very heart of everything we do and provides a foundation for teaching at all levels.

Our team of world leading academic researchers challenge conventional business thinking and their approaches reflect cutting edge thinking that is grounded in real-world practice.

This, combined with exposure to new knowledge, helps to make sure our students are ready for change, eager to for new challenges and keen to take leadership in their research domains.

Our Reach 2020 magazine gives you a round-up of our research impacts.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Our research is world-leading and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked us 14th for Research Power in the UK out of 101, with 97% of research outputs are internationally recognised and around 60% are world leading or internationally excellent.

The REF 2014 assessed the quality of research in the UK’s higher education institutions. The review process is managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and is based on three main criteria:

  • quality of research outputs
  • impact of research (beyond the University)
  • vitality of the research environment

The next REF assessment cycle will take place in 2021.