University research praised in survey

Research carried out by the University of Northampton has been officially recognised as “world-leading” in quality.

Results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), which assessed the quality of research conducted by universities between 2008 and 2013, has praised the university for its work in the field of health professions, art and design, English language and literature, history, geography and education.

Professor Nick Petford, vice-chancellor of the University of Northampton, said: “The university is proud of its results which reflect a collective effort across the university.

“We are determined to maintain this momentum and have a clear ambition and plan for our future research efforts,” Mr Petford added.