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Making a difference

Research at Birmingham City University is supported by the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Strategy, which is a clear mandate to grow our vibrant research community, create impact at local, national and international levels, and invest in research for the good of student experience, enterprise and innovation. Birmingham City University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) results demonstrate the significant and wide-reaching impact of our research and a marked improvement in overall quality. With our REF2021 submission, we aim to demonstrate the growth of our incredible community and the impact of our cutting-edge research.

Research impact

Research highlights

Our research projects aim to solve real-world issues. Find out more about our research projects and BCU's specialisms.

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Our REF submission

Our submission to REF2021 aims to demonstrate the strength of our practice-based research specialisms, as well as our community of experienced researchers. Learn more about our submission.

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Previous REF results

Learn more about our last REF submission.

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