Research Excellence

USW celebrates world leading research and impact with excellence

Overall, half of all University of South Wales research is now rated either world leading or internationally excellent – an increase of 50 percent on 2008.

  • The University of South Wales is among UK leaders in the fields of social policy, sports and exercise sciences and creative industries.
  • The University of South Wales has doubled the amount of world leading research it produces.
  • The University of South Wale has increased the quality of its research across three quarters of its submissions.
  • Half of the University of South Wales research is of world leading or internationally excellent standard providing practical solutions for culture, society and the economy, defined in REF terms as its impact.


REF 2014 Highlights: