REF 2021

Here you can find the case studies of our work which were included as part of the University’s submission to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. The REF 2021 results reinforce the real-world impact of Reading’s research, with 44% of case studies being assessed as ‘outstanding’  in terms of reach and significance (up from 39% in the 2014 assessment).

A number of research areas recorded 100% of all assessed research impact at either 4* (outstanding) or 3* (very significant reach or significance), including Psychology, Chemistry, Maths, Computer Sciences, Archaeology, Global Development, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Built Environment & Planning, Business & Management Studies, Classics, Art, and Typography.