The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed Lancaster as a world-leading research university.
Lancaster has now emerged as the only one of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England to have had funding increased because of the quality and volume of its research.
The funding allocations are based on the results of the 2014 REF and give four times as much funding to research rated world-leading and provides accountability for public investment in research.
Lancaster is ranked 13th for the percentage of world-leading research out of the 128 institutions listed and 18th in the UK overall.
Some key areas of research are ranked particularly highly:
Lancaster is ranked 20th overall for impact, meaning research which has particular reach and significance. Lancaster has also been recognised for its vibrant research environment. This includes the strong support for researchers, the opportunities for cross disciplinary research and its excellent links with other research institutions worldwide.