Research Excellence Framework: Area Studies
SIAS and Oriental Studies are delighted to note that our REF2014 submission was the largest made to the Area Studies panel by a considerable margin.
Moreover it was rated as the most impressive in terms of volume of material that was judged to be world leading (4*) - again by a considerable margin. These results confirm the position of scholars in Oriental Studies and SIAS as being pre-eminent among those working in area studies in the UK. They demonstrate the significance of our contribution to the understanding of the world beyond Europe and North America and to the global status of Oxford University.
Bjarke Frellesvig, Chair of the Oriental Studies Faculty Board
Ian Neary, Head of SIAS