Impact may account for 30% of researchers’ marks in REF

UK“The impact of academics’ work on the wider world could count for ‘at least 20 per cent’ and ‘up to 30 per cent’ of the assessment process under the forthcoming research excellence framework, one of its architects has revealed. The weighting, which is likely to be highly controversial among academics, was mooted as a ‘starting point’ for discussions with the sector by Graeme Rosenberg, REF project manager at the Higher Education Funding Council for England …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education, 23 July]

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