Research assessment

Edinburgh’s position as one of the UK’s leading research universities has been reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

The University of Edinburgh is fourth in the UK based on the quality and breadth of its research, known as research power, and is Scotland’s top ranked institution.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021


Edinburgh Impact

Discover how the University community is making its mark upon the world through its research, innovation, ideas and actions.

Edinburgh Impact

Previous research assessments

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008