Faculty of Social Sciences

Research Rankings

According to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF):

  • more than 96% of the Faculty of Social Sciences' research is of international quality
  • 74% of our research is graded as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • four of the eight units submitted were in the top 10 by research power

The University of Nottingham is 8th in the UK for research power.

This is a powerful confirmation both of Nottingham as a global research-intensive university, and of the quality, breadth and impact of our research. It is not just affirmation of quality, but quality at scale.

It's a reflection of sustained and continuing investment in our research base, and most of all it's a reflection of the talent, dedication and sheer hard work of colleagues here. I offer my congratulations to all of them on this tremendous outcome.
Professor Sir David Greenaway, former Vice-Chancellor



Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Nottingham
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