Lancaster University Management School was ranked 1st in the UK for 'research power', and was highly ranked on all other measures in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), making LUMS the most research-intensive business school in the UK.
- 1st for number of faculty submitted
- 1st for 'research power'
- 1st equal for research environment
- 11th for Grade Point Average (GPA)
- 9th for percentage of 4* publications
- 4th in the Association of Business Schools (ABS) 'Table of tables'
LUMS REF data
Tables and rankings
Below we have presented several tables, based on data published by REF, Times Higher Education and the Association of Business Schools. You can find full details on the REF website, and there is further analysis by ABS.
LUMS submitted to UoA 19 Business and Management Studies. This unit of assessment was one of the largest in the entire REF: 101 universities were ranked in total.
Number of faculty submitted
75% of all LUMS faculty, 144 staff in total (122.38 full-time equivalent, or 'FTE'), were included in our submission, a higher number than any other UK business school. 38 of faculty submitted (31% of the total) were early-career researchers, demonstrating our thriving research culture and commitment to supporting the careers of junior colleagues.
|2||University of Manchester||121.63|
|3||University of Warwick||104.40|
|4||London Business School||98.83|
|5||University of Nottingham||89.20|
|7||City University London||78.29|
|8||University of Strathclyde||73.35|
|9||University of Leeds||73.19|
'Research power' is a measure of the quantity and quality of research submitted. It is calculated by multiplying the GPA by total number of FTE faculty submitted.
|2||University of Manchester||373|
|3||University of Warwick||329|
|4||London Business School||325|
|6||University of Nottingham||260|
|7||City University London||253|
|9||University of Leeds||233|
|10||University of Strathclyde||233|
GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a measure of the average quality of the research submitted.
|2||University of Cambridge||3.44|
|3||Imperial College London||3.40|
|4||University of Oxford||3.36|
|5||London Business School||3.29|
|7||City University London||3.23|
|8||University of Bath||3.20|
|9||University of Leeds||3.18|
|10||University of Strathclyde||3.17|
LUMS submitted 116 4-star publications to REF.
|1||University of Cambridge||60|
|3||London Business School||56|
|4||University of Oxford||51|
|5||Imperial College London||49|
|6||University College London||46|
|8||University of Strathclyde||43|
|10||City University London||41|
'Table of tables'
This table is published by the Association of Business Schools (ABS). It aggregates the rankings from four ABS measures based on GPA, Volume and Intensity. ('Intensity' is the total number of faculty submitted, divided by the total of all faculty eligible. Downloadable data on eligible faculty is available from HESA.) As the measure is a sum of ranks, lowest figures are best.
|1||London Business School||12|
|2||Imperial College London||23|
|5||University of Warwick||28|
|6||University of Strathclyde||29|
|7||University of Bath||40|
|8||University of Leeds||41|
|9||University of Manchester||48|