Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 90 percent of research at University of the West of Scotland was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent, or recognised internationally.

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Find out more about the exciting research taking place across each of the University’s four academic Schools.


Explore more about UWS research activities, impact, strategic themes, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas, and environment.

Search Research System

PURE is the University's research information management system and provides a single source of research information for UWS. It is used to record and manage research activity with details of research outputs, funding applications, conference contributions, external impact and staff profiles.