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The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), of which the Refugee Studies Centre is part, has been judged to be the leading international development department in the country in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

ODID ranked top in its field in terms of both the quality of its research activity and the volume of its world-leading work. It was one of 12 Oxford units to be ranked first by the latter measure.

The Department also made the biggest submission to the REF in international development, with 47 members of staff entered, including a large number of young researchers, with 20 early career researchers entered.

ODID improved on its performance in the last assessment, the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), when it also came top. Nearly 80% of its research activity was judged to be either world leading or internationally excellent in the REF 2014, compared to 65% in RAE 2008.

The REF is the official UK-wide assessment of all university research.

Find out more about Oxford's REF results here.