The School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent has climbed into the top 20 UK Politics and International Relations departments in its ranking for research power, and as assessed by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Exercise (REF).
The School was also confirmed as having 94% of its research ranked as world leading or of international significance.
The REF included the first ranking of the impact of the School’s research outside higher education. The School was placed joint first in the country with 100% of its impact case studies evaluated as being either outstanding, or having very considerable impact.
As Professor Richard G. Whitman, Head of the School of Politics and International Relations commented:
“This is a tremendous result for the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. On all measures the politics and international relations research at Kent has been rated very substantially higher since the last evaluation of University research in 2008. Kent’s highest ever politics and international relations ranking represents a tremendous amount of work by my colleagues and is testament to the significant investment that we have made in our research in recent years”