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Research quality and performance

Our research has global impact, and its quality is consistently proven by our performance in national assessments.

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View the full REF 2014 results and our analysis.

Our submissions across 27 of the 36 Units of Assessment reflect our innovative and interdisciplinary research, ranging from Clinical Medicine to Law to Engineering to Music.

REF is the successor to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, in which 33 out of 34 research areas we submitted included a significant amount of  4* research - the highest possible rating.