NEWS12 May 2022

Surrey celebrates research excellence accolades in UK rankings

Examples of the submissions that contributed to the University of Surrey’s results can be found on our website.

About REF: 

More detail on the full UK REF results can be found on the REF 2021 website. The four UK higher education funding bodies allocate about £2 billion per year of research funding to UK universities. They aim to support a dynamic and internationally competitive UK research sector that makes a major contribution to economic prosperity, national wellbeing and the expansion and dissemination of knowledge.

To distribute funds selectively on the basis of quality, the funding bodies assess universities’ research through a periodic exercise – previously known as RAE now REF. The REF was last conducted in 2014, and now again in 2021, the results will be used to allocate research funding from 2022-23.