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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.

Latest research news

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

University of the Year

Edufuturist Awards 2021

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

Top 20 for Job Prospects

Student Crowd Universities Awards 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022


QS Star Ratings 2021