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Research Highlights and Impact

Here is a selection of further information about current research activities in the Welsh higher education sector:

Impacts of Academic Research from Welsh Universities

The Learned Society of Wales commissioned the King’s College London Policy Unit to undertake a comprehensive study of all of the impact case studies submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) by universities in Wales. The study captures the impact which research undertaken in universities in Wales has on wider society and the economy.

Impacts of Academic Research from Welsh Universities

Research at Welsh universities: transforming lives

Universities Wales have launched a portal - researchwales – to showcase how Welsh universities advance the world around us.

International Comparative Performance of the Welsh Research Base

A report commissioned by HEFCW from Elsevier in 2016 which uses publication metrics to examine the performance of the Welsh research base:

International Comparative Performance of the Welsh Research Base – 2016


This report provides an update on an earlier report produced in 2013 (commissioned jointly by Universities Wales, HEFCW and Welsh Government):

International Comparative Performance of the Welsh Research Base – 2013


Advances Wales

A quarterly publication from the Welsh Government showcasing the latest research and developments in science, engineering and technology in Wales

Advances Wales

Science in Wales

Feature items published in the Science Careers section of the journal Science

Wales wants more scientists - 2016

Science in Wales - 2013

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