Imperial College London

DoC's research achieves outstanding REF results


REF 2014

Consistently Outstanding

Every six years the quality of research in UK higher education institutions is assessed. On the 18th  December 2014 the Research Excellence Framework (REF) containing these assessments was published. We are very proud that our department and college numbers were outstanding.

There are many ways to combine the numbers to produce league tables and our favourite way has to be the "Research Intensity Tables" where we came 1st out of the 89 British Computer Science departments. To see how all the Computer Science and Informatics departments scored in the "Research Intensity Tables" see:

For the REF tables based on "Grade Point Averages" (GPA) we were very pleased to come third. We are the only department in the UK that has been rated consistently amongst the top three since the introduction of research assessments. We are particularly delighted that we have been rated best in terms of research environment amongst all Computer Science Departments in the UK. This reaffirms that the Department of Computing has a top research environment that is conducive to producing research of world-leading quality, in terms of its vitality and sustainability.

To see how all the 89 Computer Science and Informatics departments scored using GPAs see:

"Imperial College, is the top ranked multi-disciplinary institution by overall GPA" according to the Times Higher Education of 18 of December 2014.

To see all of Imperial College London's results see:

To see how all universities scored see:

And finally to see an infogram on REF see: .


Royston Ingram

Royston Ingram
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