Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies with a shared policy aim for research assessment: to secure the continuation of a world-class, dynamic and responsive research base across the full academic spectrum within UK higher education.

REF 2021

The majority of REF submissions made by the University of Kent are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The University also rises by 11 places to 38 in the Times Higher Education’s ranking for overall quality in the REF.

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