The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results have established Solent as a university with research at its core.
Overall, in REF 2021, 34% of Solent’s research was assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent – up from 19% in 2014; and 50% of our research outputs were rated as world-leading and internationally excellent – up from 28% in 2014.
The University’s submission included research from 59 researchers – up from 43 researchers in 2014.
This improvement in the REF 2021 results has been recognised by a 50% increase in our quality-related (QR) research funding allocation from ~£172k in 2021-22 to ~£255k in 2022-23.
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