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Today, the UK funding bodies have published the results of the UK’s most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Collage of research images © John Cairns and Fisher Studios

Research from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) was submitted to the Clinical Medicine Unit of Assessment (UOA1), along with neuroscience research in UOA4. 

In UOA1, 59% of Oxford’s submission was judged to be 4* (the highest score available, for research quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour).

Professor Freddie Hamdy, Head of Department, said: 

'The REF results reflect all of the hard work and commitment shown by everyone in the department to our research activities. I would like to thank the NDS REF Coordinators (Ian Mills and Peter Friend), Jo Snoeck, and Monica Dolton who helped prepare the University’s REF impact case studies during a secondment, the PI’s for reviewing all the outputs, all the research support staff and PA’s who have helped the academics.'

Find out more

Read more about the University of Oxford REF results

The highlights of the University's submission can be found on the Oxford REF 2021 webpages.

Read more from the Medical Sciences Division.