We are delighted and proud to have come 4th in the REF2021 for Mathematical Sciences, based on independent analysis by Times Higher Education.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a UK-wide assessment of university research carried out by the four UK higher education funding bodies. Its aim is to secure the continuation of a world-class, dynamic and responsive research base across the full academic spectrum within UK higher education.
As one of the UK’s powerhouses in the Mathematical Sciences, our research-led teaching will train future mathematical scientists who can contribute to the superb standards of mathematics locally and the UK, and to the global scientific community.
The University of Bristol’s overall REF 2021 results highlight the outstanding quality and impact of Bristol’s research across all subjects and disciplines. Bristol was ranked fifth overall in the UK by Times Higher Education, a rise of six places from 11th when the results of the last REF were published in 2014.