World-leading Bayes Business School research praised in REF 2021

Submissions in Business and Management Studies rank 5th in the UK for world-leading research.

Research produced at Bayes Business School has been ranked in the top five in the UK for being world-leading, and impacting society, policy and the economy.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, which assesses research quality at UK higher education institutions, confirmed Bayes’ Business and Management Studies submissions as one of the best in the country.

Based on the Times Higher Education league tables – which rank universities using a Grade Point Average (GPA) measure – the overall GPA ranked City’s submission in Business and Management Studies as 5th in the UK and 5th for the proportion of research rated as world-leading (4*) (59 per cent).

Submissions from Bayes include a 20-year exploration into how administrative data is used to inform policy and practice, enabling local and national organisations to better cost, plan and deliver services (video here); the value of installing expert leaders in organisations (video here); and the development of a global capital market for transferring longevity risk (video here).

Professor Bobby Banerjee, Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise at Bayes Business School, said: “This is a truly outstanding result for the School and a remarkable achievement of which we should all be proud. Our outstanding environment score is a result of the work of outstanding people – academics, professional staff, and research students who have consistently put Bayes research on the world map. I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to the scores of people involved in the REF submission.”

Professor Andre Spicer, Dean at Bayes Business School, said: “I am delighted with how we performed. It speaks to the strong research culture at Bayes and reminds us of all the excellent work which people do in not just publishing papers but also mentoring others, reviewing, creating impact, applying for funding and much more.”

View the full City, University of London results on the Research in Focus microsite, which includes an overview of City’s research, a snapshot of our REF results and videos and articles about research projects and their impact on the world. You can find out more about our world-leading and internationally excellent research by visiting the microsite and watching our ‘Research in Focus’ video.

In total, 86 per cent of City’s submission to the REF was rated as being of world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) quality. To read the full story, visit the Bayes website.

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