Research assessment

Overview of the University of Edinburgh's performance in research assessments.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Edinburgh’s position as one of Britain’s leading research universities has been reaffirmed by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008

The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise demonstrated that 63% of our research activity was in the highest categories (4* and 3*), of which one third was recognised as “world-leading”.