The University of Reading is defined and driven forward by its research. Our research helps us to discover more about ourselves and the world we live in; to build a stronger and more resilient economy; to enhance social and individual wellbeing; to deliver 21st century teaching; and to influence policy and practice both within the UK and throughout the world.
We are focused on understanding and adapting to global challenges, as well as striving to secure the common-good, the diversity of human culture, and the value of the arts within society.
Research culture is part of everything we do at Reading: from our thriving undergraduate programmes in which students are producers rather than just consumers of knowledge, through our vibrant postgraduate research community, our support services and our academics, to the most distinguished of our research professors. Everybody has a role to play.
We have both ambition and capability. Our research will make a difference to the world.
We are highly regarded, nationally and internationally, for the quality of our research, and we are committed to ensuring that our postgraduate research students benefit from our outstanding research environment.
Facts & Figures
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a national assessment of research quality co-ordinated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). 98% of University of Reading research is internationally recognised, and 78% of our research is classed as internationally excellent. 27% of our research is world leading.