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Research Excellence Framework 2014

The results of REF 2014 lift Brunel to 33rd among the UK’s universities for research power – a ranking that combines the university’s average research quality rating by number of submissions – up from 37th in 2008.

Brunel's submission involved 18 months of intensive work involving a dedicated team of six people and the work of over 600 researchers across the University. Our REF scores confirm Brunel University London is firmly within the top quarter of research universities in the UK.  

Results at a glance

  • Our world leading research has increased by 54%
  • Percentage of 3* and 4* research is 61%
  • Work from a total of 577 researchers was entered in 2014, compared to 534 in 2008
  • 100% of the impact of 5 units of assessment is world leading and internationally excellent
  • Engineering and Design ranked amongst London's biggest and best
  • Sports Sciences takes top five finish in the UK