The research performed in the Department of Management Science and Innovation over the last six years has been rated as “world-leading” in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF). The REF is a new system for assessing the quality of research in UK universities, used to determine the research funding that each university will receive over the next five years.
The REF 2014 results, released on 18 December 2014, show that 55% of the department’s research output was deemed to be world-leading. UCL as a whole has been rated as the top UK university by research strength, with the greatest amount of world-leading research in medical and social sciences of any university in the UK.
Professor Bert De Reyck, Head of the Department of Management Science and Innovation, said: “The REF results are hugely encouraging for our department, and show that our strategy of producing high-quality, high-impact research focussed on the world’s leading academic journals is working. Combined with the department’s excellent NSS (National Student Survey) results released in August, which placed our teaching quality in the top 10% in the UK, we can now safely claim to be one of the top management departments in the UK for both research and teaching.”