Art, Design and Media research recognised in REF2021 for world leading and internationally excellent research
The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have now been released. We are delighted to share results from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADRMC) and Lab4Living confirming world leading and internationally excellent research. Key findings highlight the strong research environment and the impact that our research is having on society, culture and the economy.
Key findings from REF2021:
- 90% of our research is World-leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*), ranking us 3rd of all modern UK universities
- 100% of our research impact was judged to be World-leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*), ranking us 5th of all UK Universities (86) on research impact
- 83.3% of our impact was judged to be World leading (4*) demonstrating the impact that our research is having on society, culture and the economy.
- 100% of our research environment was once again judged to be World-leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*)
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s system for assessing the excellence of research in UK higher education. The last REF was in 2014. ADMRC and Lab4Living submitted its research jointly to Unit of Assessment 32, Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory.
For REF 2021 we submitted a range of competitive research funding awards to the value of £7.9 million, up from £2.7 million in 2014. We submitted 31.25 FTE staff, up from 24.46 FTE in 2014.
The results confirm the Art, Design & Media Research Centre and Lab4Living as two of the strongest performing research centres in Sheffield Hallam University. We explore the Impact Case studies in further posts.
Overall, Sheffield Hallam University has been rated as 72% ‘world leading’ (4*) and ‘internationally recognised’ (4*).
ADMRC Research Archive
Explore our new Research Archive, providing detailed information on over 70 research projects from Art, Design and Media Research Centre and Lab4Living.