The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education. It replaces the old Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and we will next take part during 2014.
Submissions from each subject area are given a rank by a subject specialist peer review panel. These rankings are used to inform the allocation of quality weighted research funding each higher education institution receives from their national funding council.
Our research groups are a communications catalyst for the activity of hundreds of academic staff members.
A UK-wide agreement launched in 2008 to promote and improve research and research careers.
Find out more about the research being undertaken by members of NTU academic staff.