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Keele University places high value on research excellence and supports internationally competitive expertise. Our ethos is to make a global difference with research knowledge that has beneficial outcomes to solve problems – whether in combating malaria, research on ageing society or discovering new planets.
Keele's position as a leading university for research of world class quality and international excellence is confirmed by the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF), which classified 97% of the University's research as world leading or of international importance.
The results show that research at Keele is having a genuine impact on the world around us with all areas having highly ranked examples where society has benefited from the research undertaken at Keele. Primary Care, Allied Health Professions, History, Politics and Philosophy proved to be the best in the UK in terms of the proportion of impact rated as being world or internationally-leading.