REF 2014: Outstanding results across the Faculty of Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering have received outstanding results in REF 2014, underpinning much of the University's performance across the board.

The University's best result was in the area of Allied Health (led by Professor John Greenman), where an outstanding 87% of research submitted was awarded three or four stars.

There are some other excellent returns across the Faculty:

Ranked 3rd for impact across the UK: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Geography and Environmental Sciences (a joint submission of The Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences and the School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences), were ranked third for research impact across the UK (and joint 1st in England), with 70% of submitted research receiving four stars.

Joint 5th for impact nationally: Computer Science

Computer Science are ranked in joint fifth position for impact nationally (out of 89 submissions to this unit), with 80% of submitted research receiving four stars.

Research deemed internationally excellent or world-leading: Chemistry and General Engineering

Chemistry and General Engineering also performed extremely well, with more than 75% of research submitted to each of these units achieving three or four stars.

Biggest improvement in GPA across the University: Sport, Health and Exercise Science

The Faculty also saw the biggest improvement in GPA across the University, where the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science went from 1.55 in 2008, to 2.36 in 2014.

The University as a whole has a top 50 position for Research Power.

The results across the Faculty of Science and Engineering reflect the work of our researchers pushing the boundaries of science and engineering to make a difference in the world.

Onwards to REF 2020!

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