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REF 2021

火博竟体官网’s REF 2021 results confirm our position as delivering world-quality research.


New evidence highlights outstanding quality of Lancaster research.

91% of Lancaster's research has been independently rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' 46%的人被评为4*.

The 2021 研究 Excellence Framework (REF) assesses the quality and impact of research in UK universities across all subjects.

火博竟体官网在157所大学中排名第21位 泰晤士高等教育. This places Lancaster above eight Russell Group universities for research quality.

The results combine with Lancaster's strengths in teaching and investment in the student experience to reflect our distinctive university community, 火博竟体官网能力突出.


REF 2021 rated 99% of Lancaster's overall research environment as 4* 'world leading' or 3* 'internationally excellent'.

这包括对研究生的支持和培训, 科研诚信, 平等和多样性, 以及支持研究的可用设施.

Lancaster’s REF 2021 results confirm our position as delivering world-quality research at the same time as a best-in-class student experience. We have sustained our excellence in research as we have grown in scale with more than 50% more staff submitted than in 2014. 在这段时间里,火博竟体官网的拨款也增加了一倍. Our excellence is revealed right across the disciplinary mix and enables us to create impact as we bring research communities together to deliver answers to complex problems.

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Some important areas of Lancaster’s research are ranked particularly highly.


100%的研究影响被评为“杰出”, 100% of research ranked as 'world-leading' or internationally excellent, 泰晤士高等教育排名第七.


100% of research impact rated 'outstanding' and 100% of research environment rated 'world-leading'.


100% of research environment rated 'world-leading' and rated no 1 business school in UK for 'research power'.


100% of research environment rated 'world-leading' and 91% of research rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.


100% of research impact rated 'outstanding' and 90% of research rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.


ranked 5th in UK for 'research power' with 96% of research rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' and 83% of research impact rated 'outstanding'.


We're proud of our research and the difference it makes locally and around the world. We'd like to introduce you to the fascinating and diverse work we do here, 还有让这一切成为可能的那些不可思议的人.

REF 2021标志

REF 2021

REF 2021 provides a 'census' assessment for the period 2014-2020 of the quality of universities' research in all disciplines, 为公共研究投资提供问责制.

In total, 157 UK universities participated, submitting over 76,000 academic staff. 提交的材料包括研究成果, examples of the wider benefits of research and evidence about the research environment. This material was assessed by a series of expert panels comprising UK and international researchers, external users of research and experts in interdisciplinary research.