Research Excellence Framework 2014 Confirms Research Quality at Kent

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts shared in the University of Kent’s success in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with 70.0% of the School’s research activity assessed to be either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), a substantial increase from the 40.0% achieved in the same categories in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The Head of School, Professor Sarah Spurgeon FREng, said “I am delighted with the outcome. This increase has been achieved with a 50% increase in the number of staff submitted for assessment, which is even more pleasing. This external endorsement of the rapidly developing international profile of our research groups is most welcome.””