Research Funding and the REF

The College's REF Results were released on 12 May 2022. These results demonstrate our breadth and depth of research excellence, celebrating 88% of research being rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), according to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.

The results highlight the increasing relevance of the RVC’s research to society, with 83% of RVC’s impact being scored 4*, and 7.5 of the 9 impact case studies submitted found to have “outstanding reach and significance”.

The overall profile of the College is:

 FTE staff 
submitted
Research 
scoring 4*
Research 
scoring 3*
Research 
scoring 2*
Research 
scoring 1*
Outputs 159.75 20.1 59.8 17.3 2.0
Impact 159.75 83.3 16.7 0.0 0.0
Environment 159.75 75.0 25.0 0.0 0.0
Overall 159.75 44.0 44.0 10.0 2.0

View our results on the REF 2021 webpage at: https://results2021.ref.ac.uk/profiles/institutions/10007779 

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