REF 2014 was the first assessment of a new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. It replaced the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) last conducted in 2008.
UCL was the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the REF 2014.
- UCL made the 1st Largest Submission in London
- 36 submissions* were made to the individual Units of Assessments
- 2750 Staff were submitted (2567 FTE)
- 491 Early Career Researchers submitted
- 9416 Outputs submitted
- 295 Impact Case Studies submitted
- > £1.4 Billion Research Income reported in REF4
- Our outputs included 372 monographs, 62 Edited Books, 7 Scholarly Editions
*UCL did not submit to all of the 36 REF Units of Assessment but multiple submissions were made to each of the following panels: 3 Allied health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy; 17 Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology; 25 Education; 34 Art and Design, History, Practice and Theory.
Key facts on all UK submissions
- 154 UK universities took part in REF 2014.
- They made 1,911 submissions which comprised:
- 52,077 academic staff
- 191,232 research outputs
- 6,975 impact case studies.
- 36 expert sub-panels reviewed the submissions, which were overseen by four main panels.
- Around £2 billion per year of research funding will be allocated on the basis of the results.
More details on UCL's submission