Research Excellence Framework


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Research Excellence Framework

A new system for assessing the quality of research in higher education institutions in the UK, which replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (see there), last conducted in 2008.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will use the outcome of the REF to inform its research allocations to universities in England. The assessment framework and guidance on submissions contains elements that are intended to reflect the importance of clinical and applied (C&A) research in general, and research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in particular.
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The Way Forward 2018-2023 follows the previous Way Forward strategy for 2012-2017, which saw the university ranked in the top five UK universities in the Research Excellence Framework in 2014 and secure a position in the top 100 universities in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities - Wales' only university to do so and one of only nine in the UK to feature in the top 100.
The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Aston University and Newman University are among those to be hailed in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Dame Ann is a non-executive director of BP, a panel chair for the Research Excellence Framework and was nominated in BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour power list 2013 as one of the 100 most influential women in the country.
An Hefce spokesman said: "Following a widespread consultation, responses show substantial support for the Research Excellence Framework proposals.
In the last Research Excellence framework, Wales was found to have the highest proportion of world-leading research in terms of impact in the UK, and the action plan presents an opportunity to recognise and build-upon this internationally recognised work.
The system is required to provide management reporting information, and provide an accessible record of key research information including research funding, outputs, impact information, and research expertise, and to support our submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.
For a sixth time the university has been ranked as top in the UK for international student support through the International Student Barometer; and, in research, Cardiff Met was the top modern university in the UK in quality ranking in the last Research Excellence Framework.
The results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework review published in December 2014 placed Aberystwyth firmly within the top 50 in the UK for research impact.
Professor Hudson added: [euro]is result builds on our recent achievement in the Research Excellence Framework.
The Research Excellence Framework rates universities by research in each subject to decide how to allocate PS2billion of taxpayers' money over the next six years.
The Research Excellence Framework examines the quality of research at universities across the UK and the North East's universities have been heralded as producing groundbreaking studies.
In a wide-ranging document, the CBI called on the Government to ensure that the new Research Excellence Framework gave proper recognition to excellent business-relevant research and to make it clear that Government support for university-business interaction was to improve the knowledge base and increase economic impact.

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