Oxford Brookes’ well-established and growing international reputation for research has been confirmed with the publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results.
The results of the exercise show that 94%* of research is internationally recognised which compares to 78% in 2008. REF 2014 also found that 59% was judged to be of ‘world leading’ quality or ‘internationally excellent’, compared with 36% in 2008.
Research from across Oxford Brookes was shown to have been of significant quality with the results indicating particular strength in the Units of Assessment covering:
- Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
- Business and Management Studies
- English Language and Literature
- General Engineering
- Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
Professor Alistair Fitt, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, commented: “The REF 2014 results are a reflection of the expertise and confidence of researchers from across Oxford Brookes. We are justly proud of our thriving research community and these results are testament to the hard work of world-leading experts at the University.”
* All stated figures FTE weighted.