According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University of Hertfordshire is now the top ranked post-92 university and is in the top 25% of all universities in terms of research impact. The University has also risen to 32nd place in its research impact ratings, the highest rise of any university in the sector; a rise of 61 places since REF in 2014.
Our REF results also show that the University has risen in the rankings from 83rd to 62nd; a 21-place jump- the sixth biggest rise among all universities. In addition, 78% of the University’s research has been ranked as ‘world leading’ (4*) and ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) while 90% of our research impact at Herts has been classified as having ‘outstanding’ (4*) or ‘very considerable’ (3*).
Our Researchers are working hard to answer society’s most pressing questions, protecting people and planet for a better today, and a brighter future. Find out more about how we power progress.
With an open mind and unbridled vision, no problem is too great for a Herts Researcher to explore. Underpinned by our mission to protect people and the planet, our research seeks to deliver globally, inclusively, and at pace.
We collaborate on inter-disciplinary projects not only with our colleagues, but also with international agencies, industry, the public sector and other universities around the world. Our partnerships always have the shared aim of improving people’s lives and making a difference.
Our research is diverse but joined up. We believe in sharing ideas and pushing boundaries. We pioneer the application of techniques used for space discovery to improve the diagnosis of disease, because we believe that curiosity driven research is what drives society forward.