The Department of American & Canadian Studies at Nottingham is delighted that it has been placed 3rd among 23 departments for its research into Area Studies, according to the results of the REF2021 (Research Excellence Framework), the national assessment of UK university research.
All 17 departmental 'Research and Teaching' staff were included in the assessment, and our research Outputs were rated particularly highly: 62% of our publications were judged 'world-leading', and a further 31% as 'internationally excellent.'
Our multidisciplinary research has also developed solutions to address some of the most complex challenges of our time. Our Impact Case Studies, which describe partnerships with businesses, charities, and other academic partners from around the world, have been assessed as having 'outstanding' or 'very considerable' impact. They have helped put modern slavery survivor voices at the heart of antislavery efforts and led to transformations in the way universities, UK funding bodies, and third-sector organisations engage with Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
Overall, 96% of the Department’s research activity was assessed as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent.'
Posted on Thursday 12th May 2022