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Results issued today by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show that Canterbury Christ Church University has more than doubled the proportion of world leading research it has produced since the last REF in 2014. It has also more than quadrupled the world-leading impacts and benefits that its research provides for people’s lives.
The REF assesses the quality of research across UK universities, including the impact research has on our society. Research, and its impacts, are assessed on a four-point scale, topped by that which is world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*).
Today’s results show how Canterbury Christ Church University is delivering tangible changes and solving real problems via its world leading research that is relevant to our communities in Kent and Medway, as well as across the UK and around the world.
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University, said: “Today’s excellent results recognise not only the breadth and variety of work at the University, but significantly the public value of our research and the impact it has in the community.
“I am proud that Canterbury Christ Church, in its Diamond Jubilee year, is able to deliver world-leading, global research with local, national and international impact, and continue to demonstrate our core belief in the transformative power of education. We look forward to the next 60 years, building on the quality of our research to deliver more world leading research with true impact.”
The assessment showed that more than 60% of the University’s research and almost 85% of its impact was judged to be in the top two categories of world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*). The volume of work also increased, with 50% more staff submitting research for assessment than in 2014.
Research submitted as part of our assessment and illustrating our impact and appeal include:
For more information on the REF and the University’s research work visit the Research Hub.