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As a technology university with over 50 years of research experience our mission is to create knowledge through research.

We apply this knowledge for the benefit of society, tackling the major global challenges of our age.

96% of our research was rated world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the latest Research Excellence Framework.

Responsible use of research metrics

The University of Bradford, as a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), is committed to the responsible use of research metrics. DORA reflects the University’s values, and by signing up to DORA, we demonstrate to our researchers that we value the quality and content of their research regardless of how and where it is published. As a signatory of DORA, the University of Bradford commits to:

  • avoiding journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles
  • being explicit about the criteria used to reach hiring and promotion decisions and foregrounding the scientific content of a paper
  • considering the value and impact of all research outputs and a broad range of impact measures.