In the last round of assessment for research excellence in the UK, the University of Wolverhampton was ranked at its highest ever level.
Each member of staff and subject area that were evaluated by The Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) were recognised as having world-leading elements. Particular areas of strength included the work by renowned Professor of Information Science Mike Thelwall and his team, whose research includes measuring the value of web pages (see case study). Other areas that were awarded with high praise include Health, History and Modern Languages Research.
The results mark a significant improvement for the University on the last national analysis of research, the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008.