Spotlight on REF 2014 Results

Spotlight on REF 2014 Results

We're thrilled to announce an overwhelmingly positive set of REF 2014 results. 61% of our research was rated as 4* or 3* in REF 2014 (compared with 27% in RAE 2008) this is a significant increase. 92% of our research was rated as 4*, 3* or 2* in REF 2014 (compared with 62% in RAE 2008).

Coventry University submitted nine units of assessment to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in November 2013.  Some areas have seen a tangible improvement, such as Allied Health Professions, which underlines our excellence as a University generally in terms of Health and Life Sciences.

The University now ranks joint 5th in the UK for the quantity of its research in the Allied Health Professions category receiving the top ratings of four or three stars.

All units have some research that is categorised as world-leading (4*) and all of the areas have increased their overall score. 

Our research strategy 'Excellence with Impact' will further build on these successes, strengthen our position as an innovative University and will enable us to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges. 

As a University, we submitted 22 case studies for REF 2014. You can browse our submissions in further detail.

Watch Professor Kevin Warwick, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), deliver a message about these results, and the future at Coventry University:

For the full results please see data on the Research Excellence Framework REF) website.

See specific full results for Coventry University.

Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021