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Research Excellence

Research Excellence

Research is vital when we engage with organisations and policy-makers. It is at the very heart of everything we do.

World-leading research

Our team of world-leading academic researchers challenge conventional business thinking. Their approaches reflect cutting-edge thinking, grounded in real-world practice.

This, combined with exposure to new knowledge, helps to make sure you are ready for change. You'll also be eager for new challenges and keen to take leadership in your research domains.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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

The REF 2014 assessed the quality of research in the UK’s higher education institutions. The Higher Education Funding Council for England manage the review process. They base this 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.

Reach magazine

Our Reach magazine is Newcastle University's annual magazine which showcases our latest research. The articles provide a snapshot of our work which is impacting:

  • businesses
  • policies
  • societies

As a founding member of the Russell Group, we'll continue to expand our expertise. We'll undertake vital interdisciplinary research in the future of work and leading on leadership.

We'll explore new collaborations and partnerships, enabling us to highlight key global challenges. This also helps us provide influence in building a responsible future for business and society, globally.