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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

REFKingston University submitted nine units for inclusion in REF 2014. The submission included 561 research outputs carried out by 167 academic staff, £14 million of research income and 22 impact case studies.

The results show that world-leading research occurs in every Unit of Assessment submitted by Kingston University. Other key results include:

  • 60 per cent of Kingston University's overall submission was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent (4* and 3*) – a 100 per cent increase on the 2008 figure.
  • Six Units of Assessment exceeded the University's target of an overall majority of 4* and 3* research including at least one Unit of Assessment in each of the University's five faculties – Art & Design: History, Practice and Theory; English Language and Literature, Philosophy; Allied Health Professions and Nursing; Business and Management Studies and Computer Science and Informatics.
  • Kingston's top performing unit was Art & Design: History, Practice and Theory.
  • English secured a 100 per cent 4* rating for the impact element of its submission, indicating strength in engaging with real-world applications of research. English also had the highest percentage of 4* work overall at 30 per cent.

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To find out more about Kingston University's research strategy, see the research strategy page.

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