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REF 2021

REF 2021

Welcome to Newcastle University’s REF 2021 website. It summarises our submission to Research England’s Research Excellence Framework in March 2021.

The REF 2021 website describes the excellence of our research environment, outputs and impact since the previous REF in 2013/14. We will continue to add material to the site during 2021. We will post the results of REF 2021 here when they are available in early 2022.

Scope and scale

Over the course of the REF cycle (2013-2020) we have grown our:

  • turnover from £405m to £571m per annum
  • research income from £93m to £109m
  • student numbers from around 22,800 to over 29,000

We have contributed more than £1bn to UK GDP and supported 16,390 UK jobs.