School of Computer Science

World-class Research Recognised in Computer Science

The School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham has received excellent results in REF 2014, the latest assessment of research in the UK.

Highlights include: 

• Research power: we are now ranked in the top 10 of all Computer Science departments in the UK in terms of research power (which takes into account both research quality and number of staff), improving our position four places since the last assessment to 9th in the UK.

• Market share: our increase in market share of quality-related funding is predicted to be the 5th best in Computer Science in the UK.

• Quality: 99% of our research activity was classified as being at international level, with 37% being rated as world-leading, 51% as internationally excellent, and 11% as internationally recognised.

• Outputs: 99% of our research publications were classified at international level, with 22% rated as world-leading, 59% as internationally excellent, and 17% as internationally recognised.

• Impact: all of our research impact activities were classified as being in the top two quality categories, with 48% being rated as world-leading, and 52% as internationally excellent.

• Environment: our research environment received the 2nd best rating in Computer Science in the UK, with 85% of our activity being rated as world-leading, and 15% as internationally excellent.

These results have been achieved within the context of a School that has grown in size by more than 50% since the last assessment, and the fact that we have been able to achieve such excellent results during a period of significant expansion is a credit to the talent and hard work of everyone in the School.

Graham Hutton
Director of Research

Posted on Thursday 18th December 2014

School of Computer Science

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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