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Research excellence is at the heart of our strategic plan and we aspire to be one of the leading UK modern universities for research excellence. Staffordshire University has welcomed the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, which has seen 68% of its research rated as “internationally excellent” and “world leading”.

Our connections and collaborations bring value to the local community and impact on lives across the world.

Our staff, students and postgraduate researchers are key to our research ambition. We support their important work and studies through our thriving research community and professional development, providing funding opportunities and project delivery support.

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The Research, Innovation and Impact Services team can provide information about all aspects of research at Staffordshire University.

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021