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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Middlesex University London rated best for research power among the British Uni!

Middlesex University located in the north axis of London has been ranked as the best modern university in London for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Carried out by funding councils, the national exercise measures the quality and impact of research at British universities. result represents significant growth in many research areas at Middlesex. It sees a big climb up the rankings for research power, a measure of the research quality and the number of people conducting it. Not only is Middlesex now the top modern university in London for power, we are also close to the top third across the entire sector.

By this recent rating, Middlesex London's claim to offer students a first-class education  through investments of more than £200 million into transforming the new concentrated campus into a state-of-the-art centre for excellence, can further boast of facilities and equipment that rival those of the world's top universities.
The Univeristy indicated in one of their outlet portals ''that investment included a new purpose-built centres for art, design, media and performing arts students, as well as dedicated labs and studios for those studying science, technology and health courses. Whatever you study at Middlesex London, you will have access to the best possible tools to help you achieve success in your field.''

Across the board Middlesex received high marks for its research quality and impact, with 58% of our research being classed as world-leading and internationally excellent. The figures also show 92% of Middlesex's research is internationally recognised, which is a significant increase compared to the 77% score from the last assessment in 2008.

Commenting on the REF results, Middlesex University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Waqar Ahmad said: "I am delighted that our continued major investment in staff and facilities has been driving up the quality of our research. Our research has real-world impact. The result demonstrates how our research is changing the world across disciplines, sharing our knowledge to deliver positive outcomes for society. We will continue our strategy of investment in research to gain even greater outcomes."

The REF results are used by funding bodies to allocate block-grant research funding to universities from 2015-16, estimated to be £1.6 billion a year for the next six years across the sector. In addition, the REF provides accountability for public investment in research, demonstrates its benefits, and provides important reputational yardsticks and benchmarking information about the research performance of UK universities. Middlesex University in London, over a decade now has one concentrated campus sited at The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8411 6060.

Take a tour of the University campus here  (Youtube )

Posted by:  Lashley Oladigbolu

Credit: Middlesex University. 
 Research Excellence Framework 2014

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