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Faculty of Engineering celebrates REF2014 sucess

A new assessment of higher education institutions, based on the strength of their research, positions Leeds’ Faculty of Engineering as one of the UK’s top engineering and computing faculties for research and impact power.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) sees all schools within the Faculty of Engineering achieving over 80% of research activity rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Notable successes include:

Computing – over 85% of research activity rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Civil Engineering – 7th in the UK with over 90% of research having either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact.

Chemical and Process Engineering – over 80% of research activity rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the general engineering unit of assessment.

Electronic and Electrical Engineering – top 5 in the UK in a combined unit of assessment with 100% of research activity rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ – sector-leading across all subjects and all universities.

Mechanical Engineering – 4th in the UK in a combined unit of assessment with 100% of research having either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact.

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Over 80% of research activity rated as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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