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Research Excellence Framework

In REF 2014 almost all of the Department's research activity was judged as being of international significance, with 21% being world-leading, 47% internationally excellent, and 20% internationally recognised. For research outputs specifically, 32% were judged as being world-leading, 45% as internationally excellent and 16% as internationally recognised.

The department submitted three case studies, demonstrating the range of impact of the department's research.

Since REF 2014, the number of research outputs produced by the Department has grown by 70%. Our external research grant awards have grown by 50%. The following three impact case studies have been included in our REF 2021 submission.

  • Virtual Knowledge Graphs in industry and the public sector

  • Global Standards for Smart City infrastructure: Entity Identification Systems

  • Enhancing Vehicle Deployment Strategies at the London Ambulance Service