A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENT RESEARCH
Welcome to BCU's REF 2021 website. It summarises our submission to Research England’s Research Excellence Framework in March 2021.
Our submission involved research carried out by 310 individual staff, submitted to 14 Units of Assessment, and comprising over 700 outputs.Our results
Our submission included a range of ground-breaking projects, from those changing health guidelines to others profiling the true extent of the contribution of Muslim soldiers in WWI.Take a look at our impact case studies
Our research journey
As the ‘University for Birmingham,’ our core mission is to transform lives by creating forward-thinking graduates, and serving as a regional anchor and civic university.
Birmingham City University's hub for everything related to the Research Excellence Framework.
Impact case studies
Doing research and discovering new knowledge makes us a university. Coupling the results of our research to our teaching and to our innovation and enterprise activities to deliver real-world impacts outside academia helps us deliver our mission as the University for Birmingham.
Units of Assessment
For REF 2021 there were 34 units of assessment covering all academic disciplines. The REF 2021 UoAs differ from those of REF 2014 and the previous RAEs, making direct comparisons across exercises difficult in some disciplines.
Our research centres work to address key local, national and global challenges, in line with the priorities of the University and our students.
Find out more about the latest news from our research activities and staff.