That is our headline fact from the national universities research audit (REF), the results of which were announced today (18 December).
REF (“Research Excellent Framework”) takes place every five years, and ranks university departments on the basis of the research publications, impact and environment.
Of the 67 departments in our subject area, we came first in the power ranking; 69% of our published research was found to be of world leading or international quality, with 100% of our research environment judged to be world-leading.
CMCI made a joint submission to the REF with the Department of Digital Humanities, with some we share several joint academic appointments.
For more detailed information including notes on methodologies, go to the REF 2014 website: http://results.ref.ac.uk