REF 2014 Results and Data
UAL has been placed in the overall top 30 UK research institutions for the quality of research submitted in the REF 2014. It is a top 5 research university in its broader peer group and first in the power ranking in the Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category. Read more
The largest arts and design research community in Europe
At University of the Arts London, practice and theory-based research enriches our creative environment and positively impacts the work of UAL students and staff, demonstrating our leading global status in the arts, design and communication sectors.
Our academics play a prominent role in the UK’s creative culture, with research outcomes that enrich cultural life, enhance public awareness and understanding of major issues, and are of benefit to the creative and cultural industries.
The University has a vibrant Research culture across its six colleges, with eight University Research Centres and the University Innovation Insights Hub, which lead innovative research and disseminate this through exhibitions, publications, conferences, festivals and workshops.