Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Research impact

Our work has impacted upon cultural life, policy making, civil society and education across the globe.

The quality of our work has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) as over two thirds of our publications and 100% of our departmental impact submission was judged to be outstanding (4*) or very considerable (3*).

Examples of our research impact

Enhancing our Impact: The Institute for Policy Research

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The Institute for Policy Research (IPR), established in February 2013, is a major financial and institutional investment by the University, aimed at maximising the impact from our research.

The IPR bridges the worlds of research, policy and professional practice; it expands our capacity to build long-term linkages with the institutions and organisations where policy and practice are made; it enhances our engagement with policy makers and research users and multiplies our impact.