Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in the UK. Results from the REF inform the allocation of research funding, provide benchmarking information for rankings and provide accountability for public investment in research. The REF measures the quality of outputs, the reach and significance of impact and the sustainability of the research environment.

Manchester Metropolitan University Performance

REF2014 results confirmed the increased quality, vitality and significance of our research. There was much to celebrate right across our submission but highlights include:

World Leading Impact

The reach and significance of our research was considered to be outstanding:

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Our Impact