Ulster University REF

REF 2021 - Research Excellence Framework

Welcome to Ulster University’s REF website. These pages are designed to help us in our preparations for REF2021 and will be adapted and added to as we work towards our REF submission.

REF2021 Timeline

REF2021 Timeline

Download a copy of the REF2021 national timeline and Ulster’s supporting actions.

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REF 2021 updates from Ulster University

REF 2021 Code of Practice

REF 2021 Code of Practice

Code of Practice on the Identification of Staff and Selection of Outputs for REF 2021 now submitted.

14 October 2019
What the REF means for me

What the REF means for me

Key questions for academics and researchers

14 May 2019
Impact for REF 2021:  Final/Confirmed Information

Impact for REF 2021: Final/Confirmed Information

A briefing summarising the key dimensions of the now confirmed information on impact case studies

12 April 2019
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Research & Impact Strategy 2017-2022

Our Research & Impact Strategy 2017-2022 supports Ulster University’s vision to deliver globally significant research with local relevance and to make a positive contribution to society.


Second Research Excellence Framework

Read Ulster’s response to the Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework.

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REF 2021 events at Ulster University

Research is...

Getting closer to the truth, asking the right question, problem solving, the best thing ever…

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