Glasgow University Archaeology welcomes fantastic REF results

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The REF2021 results have now been released and the performance by archaeology was outstanding. 96.8% of our research outputs and 100% of our impact case-studies were judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. This is the direct result of an ambitious research strategy that we have enacted since the last REF with fantastic support from the School of Humanities and the College of Arts. This success has been built on teamwork across all of our community, not just research academics but also learning and teaching staff, technicians, our admin team, post-doctoral researchers, postgraduate research students and affiliate and Honorary staff.  All of our research staff contributed at least one publication to the outstanding output rating we received but this would not have been possible without the support network around them. It should be noted that all of this was achieved while continuing our reputation for teaching excellence with some 400 students studying with us each year.

Check our REF showcase which will be added to in the coming weeks and months after REF results day so please revisit from time to time to find out more!


First published: 12 May 2022