Our research and impact

The University of Liverpool has reinforced its place as a world leading research institution in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Our sector position for research quality and size has improved across the board, with nine research units achieving a top ten ranking for their outstanding impact.

View a summary of results for each unit of assessment and read about some of the ways our research is changing society for the better.




Our results University of Liverpool building

Our results

Explore the latest results from the Research Excellence Framework 2021 by units of assessment.

Our impact Victoria Gallery and Museum

Our impact

Delve into our research case studies and discover the impact of our research.