REF (Research Excellence Framework)

The official UK-wide assessment of all university research, the Research Excellence Framework, found that Oxford has the country's largest volume of world-leading research. The University is also rated top in the REF power rankings published by Research Fortnight.

Oxford Philosophy Top in 2014 REF

Oxford’s Faculty of Philosophy performed outstandingly in the 2014 REF, with 51% of overall research activity assessed at the top grade of 4*, ahead of all other UK philosophy departments. Over 70 Faculty members were submitted, by far the largest number nationally.

The whole Faculty is grateful to our REF co-ordinator Professor Adrian Moore and the members of the Faculty’s Research Committee, and to all those who contributed to the Faculty’s submission, for their contributions to this outstanding result.

Leiter Report - REF ranking for Philosophy

Research Excellence Framework website

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