Excellent result for Real Estate & Planning in the Research Excellence Framework
18 December 2014
We are very pleased to announce our strong showing in the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) with more than 80% of our research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
We are very pleased to report our strong showing in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Real Estate & Planning (as part of the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Unit of Assessment) was ranked 3rd in UK by Research Impact, with 83% of our research output being rated world-leading or internationally excellent. We were also ranked 6th in UK by Research Power. The other area where we did very well was in the vitality and sustainability of our research environment.
Professor Peter Byrne, our Head of School, said "These results confirm the consistent excellence of our research activity. This is to the great credit of the academic staff in Real Estate & Planning who have pursued their research with dedication, rigour and enthusiasm throughout the review period. We have every intention of continuing our research efforts to achieve at least the same level of distinction in the next REF.”