THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM is ranked 7th for research impact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assesses the quality and volume of research at 154 UK universities.
More than 97% of our research is recognised internationally with wide-ranging impacts on society, the economy, health and welfare, culture, public policy and the environment. The amount of Nottingham research regarded as world-leading has almost doubled since the last review in 2008 – increasing from 18% to 31%. Pharmacy had more than 50% of its research classified as world-leading with five other clinical and medical units having more than a third of their research achieve this top categorisation.
In 16 subject areas, the University featured in the UK top ten by research power with education, law, classics, nursing, architecture and the built environment and physics all ranking highly.
A good REF score is important not only in recognising the strength and breadth of our research but also in influencing the allocation of research funding. This strong result confirms Nottingham’s place in the top tier of the UK’s elite higher education institutions with only Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Edinburgh and the London universities ranking higher.