2022 has been another great year for research and knowledge exchange at BU. From receiving our excellent REF 2021 results to securing prestigious external funding and supporting new research activity, there’s a lot to celebrate.
Across the coming days, we’ll be featuring stories and reflections from across the BU community, sharing some of their highlights from across the year.
To get us started, here are just some of the numbers that make up the year in research at BU…
We received 171 new awards, representing over £7.5 million in research income
94% of BU research was found to be internationally-recognised or above, with 19% world-leading in quality (REF 2021)
95.7% of our research was found to be delivering considerable impact or above. Nearly one third of our impact case studies achieved an outstanding (4*) impact score. (REF 2021)
We held 20 public engagement events (as part of our regular events series) – attended by 1,231 people
16 positions were funded in 3 new research clusters through the Research Capacity Transformation Scheme (RCaTs)
36 new academic members of staff joined BU
2 new research centres were established – the Centre for Sustainable Business Transformations and the Computing and Informatics Research Centre
27 articles were written by BU academics for The Conversation, which had over 987,000 reads across the world
We’d love to hear from you – please share your reflections, successes and stories from across 2022 in the comments or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org