Over the past few decades, UK universities and other higher education institutions have been subject to an assessment of their research quality through something called the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and more recently the Research Excellence Framework (REF). When I got an academic job at the University of Sheffield in 2008, it was probably because my last name is Rae and the year was 2008 and they thought I'd be good for their RAE2008 profile. Anyway, I left my academic job a couple of years ago and now run my own spatial data and training company but I did have one eye on the REF2021 results because some of my work was in it (papers, plus an impact case study).
- Maps showing the basic geography of each UoA.
- Maps showing where the top ranked institutions in each UoA are.
- The number of REF institutions by local authority (that's the preview image above).
|Lots of big blobs here|
The basic geography of REF2021
Top ranked institutions, by UoA
Institutions by local authority
|I was just curious about this|
|I didn't quite realise how many there were here|