REF 2014

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Swansea University is fully engaged with the Research Excellent Framework (REF) and aims to provide relevant, up-to-date information on the REF to colleagues and external stakeholders alike. 

The REF 2014 is the successor of the RAE 2008 and aims to assess research across Higher Education Intuitions (HEIs) in the UK.  

In particular, the REF will:

  • Inform the selective allocation of research funding to HEIs
  • Provide benchmarking information and establish reputational yardsticks
  • Provide accountability for public investment in research and demonstrate its benefits.

Through the REF, the UK funding bodies aim to develop and sustain a dynamic and internationally competitive research sector that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national wellbeing and the expansion and dissemination of knowledge.

These pages will tell you more about REF submissions, the REF timetable, and impact.

Further details of the framework will be released by HEFCE in July 2011.  In the meantime, further information can be found on HEFCE webpages.