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The Office of the Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement) is responsible for coordinating UCL’s submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system for assessing the quality of research in higher education institutions in the UK

The excellence of research at UCL and its positive real-world impact has improved since 2014, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF) assessment results.

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REF 2021

Find out about UCL's latest submission and all there is to know about REF 2021 results.

Research images as art – UCL Doctoral School

Research Excellence Framework

Find out more about the Framework's purpose and process, and UCL's past results.

Research images as art – UCL Doctoral School

Impact

Read about how our research is making a difference across the world, with our research impact case studies.

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