Times Higher Education has ranked Liverpool Hope University fourth in the North West for Research Intensity.
The universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and Liverpool Hope make up the top four ahead of the University of Salford, Liverpool John Moores, Manchester Metropolitan, University of Central Lancashire, University of Chester, Edge Hill, University of Bolton and University of Cumbria.
Research Intensity measures an institution’s internationally excellent and world leading rated research against the proportion of staff eligible to submit their work for national assessment - showing the depth of research culture at each university.
55% of Liverpool Hope University’s permanent academic staff submitted work to the 2014 Research Exercise Framework, which rated research at every university in the country.
Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University said: "Research Intensity says a lot about the overall research culture of an institution. We are extremely pleased to see that Liverpool Hope University is placed in the top half of the national table, and fourth in the North West.
"Our scholars are producing research that is recognised as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ – and this research informs the teaching that our students receive and impacts on the culture of the university as a whole."
Find out more about Liverpool Hope's REF results: More than a third of research 'world leading or 'internationally excellent'.