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University of Bristol ranked top five for research in the UK

H H Wills Physics laboratory

15 January 2015

The University of Bristol is ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for its research, according to new analysis of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 which takes into account the percentage of staff submitted.

The Times Higher Education combined the Grade Point Average (GPA) for each university with data regarding the proportion of all eligible staff who were submitted as part of the assessment. This produces a measure of each institution’s research intensity – one of the defining characteristics of Russell Group universities.  In this league table, Bristol is placed joint 5th with the University of Oxford.

A number of research areas at the University of Bristol achieved particular distinction in the Times Higher rankings, when research intensity is taken into account, including Physics, which came 4th overall.

To find out more about the University of Bristol's REF performance, please go to University of Bristol News pages.

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