REF 2021 results published

The UK funding bodies have today published the results of the UK's most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

The University of Oxford’s Social Sciences Division returned the majority of its REF submission to Main Panel C (social sciences), featuring research from more than 800 researchers (with a full time equivalent of 787.86) across a diverse range of subject area ‘units of assessment’ – from geography and business to archaeology and law.

Over 55% of the research submitted across Main Panel C from the Division was judged to be world-leading (4*, the highest score available), whilst more than two-thirds of the research’s impact was also recognised as world-leading (4*) across all units of assessment in the panel.

Read the Social Sciences Division's full statement here 

Read the University of Oxford's REF statement