The latest Research Excellence Framework, REF 2021 results published on Thursday confirm Royal Holloway’s position as a world-leading research-intensive university in the area of Electronic Engineering.
The REF21 results have confirmed that
- 93% of research output has been classified as 4* and 3* world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, positioning our research output among the best in the UK.
- 78% of research overall has been judged to be 4* and 3* world-leading and internationally excellent, recognising the contribution of our academics, who strive to find ingenious solutions that improve lives across society.
This is a very encouraging result for a young department making a first time submission to the REF.
As a department, we are committed to dual excellence in teaching and research, which means our students have the benefits of being taught by academics who are leading researchers in their fields, and are exposed to the very latest thinking in our field.
The REF provides a robust and thorough assessment of the quality of universities’ research in all disciplines, providing accountability for public investment in research and demonstrating the benefits of that investment.