The Glasgow School of Art has the largest Art and Design research base in Scotland, (the 6th largest in the UK), and assessment of its work saw much of it placed in the top categories.

The overall research environment, one of the three criteria against which the work is judged, was classed as being world-leading / internationally excellent, with 70% of the GSA’s work awarded the highest mark (4*). Meanwhile 80% of the work submitted for the impact assessment was also classed as world-leading/internationally excellent.

“We are delighted to see the calibre of the research undertaken at the GSA gaining validation from this detailed independent assessment,” says Professor Ken Neil, Head of Research at The Glasgow School of Art. “This success in the 2014 REF offers a strong platform on which to build as the GSA moves forward with plans to strengthen its research quality and grow its graduate research base.”


The Glasgow School of Art: ‘The Glasgow School of Art’s world-leading research recognised in 2014 REF results’

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

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