Research success for Reading University

The University of Reading has strengthened its standing as a leading research institution inUoR_life-visitus-homepage.jpg the biggest national assessment of UK university research.

Reading ranked 27th out of 154 institutions by research power , a measure of both the quality and quantity of research, in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF). 98% of Reading's research was rated as internationally recognised, 78% was classed as internationally excellent and 27% as world leading.

The results confirm the University has world-leading strengths across a very wide range of disciplines. Reading shone in several REF units of assessment including:

  • Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences (3rd in UK for research power)
  • Agriculture, Veterinary & Food Science (4th in UK for research power)
  • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (6th in UK for research power)
  • Business and Management (third of research world-leading)
  • Classics (3rd in UK for research outputs)
  • Typography (1st in UK for research quality)



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