Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.
The REF assesses the quality of research in the UK Higher Education sector, assuring us of the standards we strive for.
The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE.
Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.
Highlights of the Engineering results according to the General Engineering Unit of Assessment:
- Research Environment at Swansea ranked 2nd in the UK
- Research Impact ranked 10th in the UK
- Research Power (3*/4* Equivalent staff) ranked 10th in the UK
College of Engineering's UK Top 10 Research Ranking
Source: Research Excellence Framework 2014 (http://www.ref.ac.uk/ ) (weighted average across the four Engineering Units of Assessment)
Panels Combined GPA
|University of Oxford||127.91||3.53||1|
|University of Cambridge||243.06||3.49||2|
|Imperial College London||344.10||3.38||3|
|King's College London||53.34||3.37||4|
|University of Dundee||33.25||3.31||6|
|University of Edinburgh||91.80||3.30||7|
|University of Bristol||123.38||3.30||7|
Power train image by Ed Carter, Former Research Engineer, College of Engineering