Times Higher Education has ranked Trinity Laban the top conservatoire in the country for ‘research intensity’ after its excellent performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.
Taking the percentage of eligible staff submitted against the world class nature of the research they have produced, Times Higher Education’s new table places Trinity Laban as the number one conservatoire and in the top five for specialist institutions in the country overall.
REF, which assesses the quality of research at UK higher education institutions, found that 68% of Trinity Laban’s research was classified as “internationally excellent” or “world class,” with 100% of research impact deemed as “internationally excellent” or “world class.”
Dr Jonathan Clark, Head of the Research Programme at Trinity Laban (pictured), says: “This is an excellent result for Trinity Laban and a huge tribute to our research team. I’m delighted that these REF results emphasise not only that our research is making a huge impact around the world – influencing performers, educators and policy-makers – but also that this is a wonderfully energetic environment in which to conduct practice-based research.
In coming months, Trinity Laban will be welcoming applications from PhD students wishing to conduct practice-based research in the fields of music and dance. For more information email [email protected].