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REF 2014 - Durham Chemistry tops UK research impact

Durham Chemistry Department topped the UK research impact charts in the December 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 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%.