REF Results 2021 - No1 in the UK for Research Power
The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies (CMPS) is proud of its Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) results and is delighted to be No1 in the UK for Research Power (THELink opens in a new window) with a GPA of 3.52 from the largest amount of researchers submitted to UoA33 Music, drama, dance, performing arts, film and screen studies. We have demonstrated the quality and the quantity of our submission. Overall (with Film and Television Studies and Theatre and Performance Studies) 61% of our research is considered ‘world-leading’ placing us 12th from a group of 84 universities (THELink opens in a new window).
Of our results, our research lead Prof Joanne Garde-Hansen said:
The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies continues to produce internationally excellent and world-leading results through interdisciplinary and innovative research that explores media and cultural policy from Brazil to Finland, from China to the USA, from local and regional activities to UK national policy making on the value of culture. We cover all aspects of culture, media and creativity from mainstream to grassroots, from museums and memory to the future of creative work, and apply our research to cities as well as the climate crisis, so that our thinking, methods, networks and approaches will benefit communities and practitioners. Now more than ever we need cutting edge cultural and media policy studies research. The media and the cultural and creative industries are central to how the past is experienced, how the present is produced and how the future is made. The media and the cultural and creative industries are central to how the past is experienced, how the present is produced and how the future is made.