The College of Science brings science to life through globally excellent and impactful research, passionate hands-on teaching and two-way engagement with the business community to share a vision in which science plays a significant role in the understanding and shaping of our world today.
Our Research Excellence
The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 show Swansea University has achieved its ambition to be a top 30 research university, soaring up the league table to 26th in the UK from 52nd in 2008. The College of Science in particular has achieved excellent results. Some of the highlights of our performance include:
- Biosciences - ranked 8th in the UK and Top in Wales for Research Excellence
- Computer Science - ranked 11th in the UK for percentage of World-Leading Research and Top in Wales for Research Excellence
- Geography - ranked 12th in the UK and top in Wales for Research Quality and Volume
- Physics - ranked 12th in the UK and Top in Wales for Research Intensity
Professor Matt Jones, Head of the College of Science said, “Swansea Science has been recognised as being world leading and having impact on the world in many ways. So many members of the College have contributed to this outcome: the researchers, colleagues who facilitate the excellent research environment and the students who debate and challenge the ideas that are always bubbling here. The amount of talent in the College is vast, and the quality and diversity of research is truly outstanding. This is an exciting time for us as we move into our fifth year as a College with plans to grow and with more synergies than ever across all five subject areas. “