Research impact and knowledge exchange

Our research makes a difference to society and the economy. We work with partners at a local, national and international level to create a positive impact on the world.

Our research impact

We are proud that 90 per cent of our research is rated in the highest two categories in the REF 2021, meaning it is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our impact submission is rated 8th nationally, showing our research is instrumental in tackling the greatest challenges of our time and making a real-world difference to organisations and societies around the world.