Over 51% of research outputs at Arts University Bournemouth were deemed to be world leading or internationally excellent. This is the outcome of the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

The results which were published in December show that at least 84% of the outputs submitted were nationally recognised.

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Bartholomew, said that “We are pleased with this result which shows a significant improvement on the previous exercise, in 2008, in which only 10% of outputs were considered internationally excellent. Whilst AUB’s submission to the REF was small, the University now has a stronger base on which to build its developing research environment”.

The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education and will inform the selective distribution of research funding to UK universities from 2015.

Recent research output includes work by BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Senior Lecturer Paul Wenham Clarke. His Research Fellowship project, TheWestway: a portrait of the community, was shown at St Martin-in-the-Fields Crypt Gallery and was also shortlisted for The World Photography Organisation’s Awards 2013. The images went on to be shown at Somerset House, and at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month.

Paul recently exhibited ‘The Dark Highway’ in the TheGallery.

Last year Art Historian and BA (Hons) Fine Art Lecturer, Dr. Pauline Rose, wrote a new book on British sculptor Henry Moore’s success in America. The book, titled Henry Moore in America: Art, Business and the Special Relationship, explores Moore’s success across the atlantic.

In 2015 AUB looks forward to the development of our new Black Mirror Research Network and the Provocative Plastics Symposium in September.

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