Science departments in UK universities have the highest proportion of excellent research, while health studies come out top for their impact success
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- Why is the research excellence framework such a big deal?
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The Research Excellence Framework (Ref) is a quality measure of universities’ academic work, which will decide how much funding they receive for the next six years. Funding experts Research Fortnight created ‘power rankings’ based on how they assessed each university.
Research Fortnight weighted the figures by staff numbers and then created the following metrics:
Quality Index: a weighting of the university’s score based on the expected funding allocation (75% to 4* research and 25% to 3*)
Power rating: how the university’s Quality Index score relates to the top performing university – in this case Oxford
Market share: how much Research Fortnight predicts the university will get of the overall available funding next year based on its results
Northern universities have taken a hammering over the quality of their research, with academics facing the prospect of being made redundant after several institutions slipped down the rankings used to allocate funding.
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Results from this week’s research audit will determine universities’ funding and reputation for years to come
After years of stress, in-fighting, anxiety and admin, the day has almost arrived: on 18 December, the results of the latest university research audit will be released.
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Join us 19 December from 12-2pm GMT to discuss whether the REF is an effective way to audit research in UK universities