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REF 2014: World-leading research in Biological Sciences

The Head of the School of Biological Sciences has welcomed the REF 2014 results, which places the School in the Top 20 in the UK.

Commenting on the results, Professor Chris Freeman, said: “It’s fantastic that the cutting-edge research being done in the School of Biological Sciences has been recognised in such an important way.”

Prof Freeman, whose own research on wetlands regularly receives international credit, praised the work of his colleagues in achieving such a good result for the School.

“There is a tremendous amount of excellent research being done in the School by all members of staff; which is having real, measurable effects on peoples’ lives in Wales and around the world.

“We’re looking at issues from how to improve the quality of our drinking water to safeguarding our fishstocks, and from fighting climate change to conserving some of the globe’s most endangered species.

“Bangor really is leading the way in so many of today’s big scientific issues and our students benefit hugely from having such pioneering researchers as their lecturers.

“Coming just after the announcement that our School was ranked as the best in Wales for student satisfaction, this recognition of our research output shows that Biological Sciences has a very bright future at Bangor,” Prof Freeman added.

A summary table of the University’s REF results can be accessed here.

Publication date: 18 December 2014

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