Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is an exercise carried out every 6-7 years by the UK Government to assess the quality of research carried out in UK Higher Education Institutions. In common with other research-intensive universities in the UK, a large majority of SOAS researchers were included in our submission to REF 2014, which was made in November 2013. The results were published on 18 December 2014.
Submissions to REF 2021 are expected to take place in November 2020, with results due to be published in December 2021.