REF 2014: Politics ranked 5th for research outputs in the UK

The University of Southampton’s department of Politics and International Relations has climbed 23 places for leading research in the country to place it 15th, following publication of the national Research Excellence Framework 2014. This assesses the quality and impact of research.

Results of the REF show that 84% per cent of University of Southampton’s research activity is considered of internationally excellent or world-leading quality, placing the University 11th for the volume of its high quality research in the country.

Politics has also performed well in the REF for research outputs ranking it 5th in the UK, with the majority of research classified as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

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