REF 2014

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.

Summary

  • 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

Quality level 4* 3* 2* 1* UC
Overall 41.0% 39.0% 16.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Outputs 24.9% 49.7% 19.8% 4.3% 1.3%
Impact 47.7% 36.9% 15.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Environment 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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.

Rank Institution FTE 
1 Lancaster University 122.38
2 University of Manchester 121.63
3 University of Warwick 104.40
4 London Business School 98.83
5 University of Nottingham 89.20
6 LSE 80.77
7 City University London 78.29
8 University of Strathclyde 73.35
9 University of Leeds 73.19
10 Cardiff University 72.60

 

Research power

'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.

Rank Institution Power
1 Lancaster University 387
2 University of Manchester 373
3 University of Warwick 329
4 London Business School 325
5 LSE 279
6 University of Nottingham 260
7 City University London 253
8 Cardiff University 238
9 University of Leeds 233
10 University of Strathclyde 233

View the complete table (PDF) on the ABS website

 

GPA

GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a measure of the average quality of the research submitted.

Rank Institution GPA
1 LSE 3.46
2 University of Cambridge 3.44
3 Imperial College London 3.40
4 University of Oxford 3.36
5 London Business School 3.29
6 Cardiff University 3.28
7 City University London 3.23
8 University of Bath 3.20
9 University of Leeds 3.18
10 University of Strathclyde 3.17
11 Lancaster University 3.16

 

4* rank

LUMS submitted 116 4-star publications to REF. 

Rank Institution %
1 University of Cambridge 60
2 LSE 59
3 London Business School 56
4 University of Oxford 51
5 Imperial College London 49
6 University College London 46
7 Cardiff University 43
8 University of Strathclyde 43
9 Lancaster University 41
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.

Rank Institution Sum
1 London Business School 12
2 Imperial College London 23
3 LSE 27
4 Lancaster University 28
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
10 Loughborough University 53

View the complete table (PDF) on the ABS website