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.
*REF 2014 covers the period 2014 until 2021