REF is national exercise to evaluate research quality. Submissions from each subject area are given a rank that informs the allocation of quality weighted research funding (QR) received from the funding council.
The most recent REF results were published in December 2014. They rank quality and impact of our research. Newcastle's results are shown in the table below:
|Sector ranking||Russell Group ranking|
|Measure of Quality (Grade Point Average)||26||20|
|Measure of Power||16||16|
Find out more about Newcastle's research excellence.