University of St Andrews

2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results

Thursday 18 December 2014

The School of Geography and Geosciences is delighted to announce that it was ranked 5th in the UK of 74 Units assessed by the 2014 Unit of Assessment Panel for Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology.

Being ranked 5th on the Grade Point Average represents an improvement from 15th in the 2008 RAE. The School was ranked 1st in the UK for the excellence of its Impact statements and 3rd in the UK in terms of its Research Environment. Our overall quality profile for the School rates 83% of work as being of 4* and 3* quality. The equivalent measure for 2008 was 60%.