Research Impact


Research Impact

Individually and in collaboration, UCL research and experts develop insights relevant to the great challenges facing the world. Our research impact is the benefit to humanity arising from the entirety of our work.

Through research - and in other ways such as entrepreneurship, teaching and educational exports - we are continually making an impact on the world we live in. An independent report into the university’s economic and social impact, issued in June 2022, found that UCL’s annual impact of £9.9bn across the UK economy is comparable to the trade boost delivered by the London 2012 Olympics.

On these pages and through our case studies, we celebrate the variety of powerful stories of collaboration and impact across the entire breadth of disciplines.

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REF 2021 Hub

UCL's world-leading research has been recognised in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Explore our outstanding results and details of submitted case studies spanning UCL's breadth of disciplines.

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About UCL impact

Find out about UCL's impact and the work of the UCL Impact (Research & Institutional) team - part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Innovation and Global Engagement (RIGE).


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