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University of East London Research

Making a difference

The research we do at UEL makes a difference, and not just here in east London. We help people live better lives all over the world. From influencing policy on conflict resolution, to conserving UK peatlands and helping people with special needs live more independent lives – UEL research achieves positive social change.

UEL is one of the top new universities for research. The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) put our world-leading research at 17 per cent – nearly double the previous REF. At the same time, more than 90 per cent of our research was assessed as ‘internationally recognised’ and more than 60 per cent was rated ‘internationally excellent’.

Our research is central in helping achieve our commitment to civic engagement. At UEL, we believe in working with communities to help create their futures. This kind of engagement means we can help shape policy and practice to bring real improvements to people’s lives. Read More about REF 2014

University of East London Research, Impact

Our research is making lives better by tackling the big issues – not just here in east London, but beyond. We’re helping people on our doorstep and we’re helping people around the world. Current projects are looking at local issues such as antenatal health in Newham to global issues like migration.

Many of our academics are key members of influential policy working groups including Government, business and the non-profit sector. We are committed to making sure people know about the impact of our research and its benefit to the public. We uphold the UK concordat for engaging the public with research.

You can find out more about the impact that our research is having on the Impact Case Studies page.