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Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Excellence in Research

Our fundamental mission is to ensure that the best possible clinical service is underpinned by the very latest development in scientific and clinical teaching, training and research.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry was placed within the top seven UK institutions in all three Units of Assessment – Clinical Medicine; Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care; and Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. 90% of our research outputs were judged world leading and if international value. As a School, we are nationally and internationally recognised for our research and this is reflected in the year-on-year increase n research income (£105 million in 2018-2019). Our funding comes from government (15%), national charities (60%) and commercial sources (25%).

We have strong links with Cancer Research UK who awarded £10 million to renew the status of our Barts Cancer Centre as an official CRUK research centre, while the World Health Organization has recognised our Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry as one of their designated collaborating centres.

Our work with the National Institute for Health Research, the largest national clinical research funder in Europe, includes an award of £6.5 million to establish the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for cardiovascular research.

Funding from the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council helped establish East London Genes & Health, one of the world’s largest community-based genetics studies based in our Centre for Population Genomic Medicine.

QS World University Rankings (2020)
In the latest QS World University Rankings, Dentistry was ranked 1st and Medicine was ranked 4th in the world for haveing the most highly cited medical research.