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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 assessed the quality of research in the UK's higher education institutions.

The REF review process is managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It is made on three main criteria:

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


In 2014 our REF submission came from the following schools, which have now merged to form the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences:

School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

School of Biology

School of Chemistry

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

School of Marine Science and Technology


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