The University of Leicester has made 1 of the greatest climbs of any Uk university in the Exploration Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, printed on Thursday.
With a position of 30th, up 23 places from the previous REF in 2014, the University’s outcome signifies its very best-at any time overall performance in a national investigate evaluation exercising and recognises the globe-changing impact and top quality of the investigation which will take position at Leicester.
Highlights of the REF 2021 incorporate:
- 89% of Leicester investigate is classed as ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
- Leicester work in Clinical Medication (2nd), Heritage (2nd), Sports and Exercising Science (2nd), Museum Studies (3rd), Archaeology (5th) and Media (5th) all rated in the prime 5 for world-primary investigation by total rating
- Additional than half (52%) of Leicester study rated as ‘world-leading’ (4*) for the impact it has on authentic-environment problems
- Proportion of Leicester’s investigation setting, outputs, and total research quality assessed as ‘world-leading’ (4*) have all additional than doubled due to the fact 2014
- Leicester’s Archaeology analysis rated major in the Uk for effect, with Scientific Medication, Sports Science and Sociology all top for investigate outputs
- 100% of analysis in Chemistry and in Sports activities and Workout Science analysis was classed as ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
- The University of Leicester built a single of the greatest jumps of any analysis-intense United kingdom university, now ranked at joint 30th by Situations Higher Schooling (THE) for REF 2021, up from 53rd in 2014
REF rankings are compiled by the Times Bigger Instruction (THE) pursuing investigation of knowledge from Investigation England. 751 personal Leicester investigation employees took part in the REF submission, across 22 assessment locations.
The REF 2021 handles the interval 2013 to 2020 and, for the 1st time, integrated an evaluation of all investigate output from every single Uk establishment. Extra than a quarter of Leicester’s 22 units of evaluation are amid the UK’s top rated 5 by in general rating.
A overall of 157 United kingdom universities were assessed on good quality of their analysis outputs, effects circumstance experiments detailing the genuine-entire world positive aspects which their exploration sent, and evidence of how the analysis environment has supported researchers and their study software or effect.
Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor of the College of Leicester, reported:
“This inspiring effectiveness is testomony to the challenging get the job done and determination of each individual and each individual member of Leicester’s investigation environment. I would like to get this opportunity to thank and congratulate them for their role in this terrific accomplishment.
“Our REF outcomes are validation of Leicester’s potent heritage in transformative, planet-major study and affirm our place as one of the UK’s major investigate-intense universities.
“Now, as we embark on our 2nd Century, I hope to see Leicester scientists keep on to serve at the forefront of answering some of our world’s most urgent concerns.”
Professor Philip Baker, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Analysis and Business at the College of Leicester, said:
“Leicester’s effectiveness in REF 2021 is a different precious endorsement of the investigation setting we keep on to develop in this article.
“We are enormously happy of our £300m study portfolio, reflecting support from additional than 250 significant funders, and the diverse range of get the job done across our themes of human health heritage and society social justice Earth and natural environment place and investigations of physical and biological products.
“We find to broaden and boost this perform by our five new Exploration Institutes, to be released later this yr, and have been confused with the response to our contact for the future generation of PhD scientists in celebration of the University’s Centenary.”
The REF 2021 assessment located that Leicester’s total investigate high-quality was 42% ‘world-leading’ (4*) and 47% ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) throughout all submitted areas of study exercise. The assessment provided the submission of all personnel with considerable obligation for analysis, that means the success supply a distinctive perception into the excellent of exploration done throughout the breadth of universities’ action.
Past this most current recognition in the REF 2021, Leicester’s investigate natural environment also supports:
- Leading 3% performance in the Periods Larger Education (THE) World Effects Rankings 2020 and initial for our work on the UN’s Sustainable Advancement Goal of ‘Life on Land’.
- With over £40m secured annually, Leicester is a environment-primary centre in the study of cardiovascular diseases, respiratory ailments and diabetic issues.
- Given that 1961 Leicester analysis has been introduced into place, with 90 devices launched into our atmosphere and 6 stay house missions.
Uncover extra of the transformative ability of Leicester exploration at le.ac.united kingdom/analysis.
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