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ISER's research impact plays leading role in Essex's social sciences success at REF 2021

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ISER Director, Professor Peter Lynn, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to see how our research teams have contributed to Essex’s success in 2021’s Research Excellence Framework, the results of which are published today.

“ISER’s world-leading multi-disciplinary research teams are producing exceptionally high quality studies which have considerable impact potential - for both academic and public policy thinking. We are very proud to have contributed to Essex’s excellence in research environment and to have played such an important role in Essex’s overall success, especially in social sciences.”

Essex is ranked 2nd in the UK for research power in Sociology (Times Higher Education research power measure, REF 2021) and 4th in the UK for research power in economics and econometrics (Times Higher Education reearch power measure, REF 2021).

University of Essex: Research Excellent Framework 2021

Sociology
  • 2nd in the UK for research power in Sociology (Times Higher Education research power measure, REF 2021)

• 7th in UK for sociology (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 1st in UK for research environment (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 9th for research impact (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 13th for research outputs (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 88% of sociology research output, impact and environment is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 100% of our research impact in sociology is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 100% of our research environment is world-leading (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Economics and Econometrics
  • 4th in the UK for research power in economics and econometrics (Times Higher Education reearch power measure, REF 2021).

• 8th in UK for economics and econometrics research (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 5th for research environment (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 7th for research outputs (Grade Point Average, Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 97% of our economics and econometrics research output, impact and environment is rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 99.1% of our economics and econometrics research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

• 100% of our economics and econometrics research environment is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)