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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Results

25/05/22

92.6% of NIHA associated research deemed to be world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) for quality and impact

We are delighted with our REF results with 92.6% of NIHA associated research deemed to be world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) for quality and impact.

Of particular note was our nutrition submission which was ranked joint 1 of 25 Universities submitting to Unit of Assessment 6 (Food, Agriculture and Veterinary).

REF is a major assessment of research quality in UK universities, organised by Research England, to assess the quality and impact of research at UK universities. A total of 157 UK universities submitted research projects to the REF, with individual submissions given a star rating, up to 4*.

The Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021) has classified 91 per cent of the University’s research as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

The result also puts UEA in the top 20 of Times Higher Education’s (THE’s) overall ranking table for REF2021, moving up from 23rd in the previous REF in 2014, to 20th

See the following link relating to UEA research as a whole –
https://www.uea.ac.uk/news/-/article/uea-s-research-confirmed-as-world-leading-by-national-assessment