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REF 2014 - Durham Chemistry tops UK research impact

(18 December 2014)

Durham Chemistry Department topped the UK research impact charts in the December 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). The Head of Department, Prof. Mark Wilson, congratulated the staff for their "fantastic work". The impact tables are a measure of how research work done in universities makes a difference in terms of the economy and society. 76% of Durham Chemistry’s research activity was ranked as 4* (outstanding), ahead of Cambridge and Liverpool who were in 2nd and 3rd place in the tables with 60%. Additionally, 100% of our research impact was ranked as making an outstanding or very considerable (economic or societal) impact.

For more details on REF2014, see