Institute of Cellular Medicine

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework (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 (HEFCE) and is made on three main criteria:

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


Our Institute submitted to Unit of Assessment (UoA) 1 and the results are now published.

In previous analysis, the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 produced the following results for Newcastle University.

Impact case studies

We conduct our research with a commitment to excellence and a concern for the needs of both local society and global communities. This combination of being globally ambitious and regionally rooted underpins Newcastle University's vision.

Here you can read case studies showing how our research is making a real impact on people's lives, cultures, economies and societies. Our experts address some of world's greatest problems and find new ways to progress.

You can see more examples of our research work, grouped by areas of impact.