Research excellence

University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research clusters

Research in the Business School

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive world-class universities. The Business School is committed to the Russell Group's mission to maintain the very best research and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Investigating high profile subjects from the Transparency of Food Pricing across Europe and Payday Lenders to Sustainable Tourism and European Taxation & Regulation, the impact and results of our research are both widely acknowledged and heavily utilised.

In fact, with the majority of our research now recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent, our results have impacted on global and national institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Commission as well the HMRC, DEFRA and the Met Office. Having invested in excess of £250,000 in our vibrant new multi-disciplinary research clusters, we’re committed to tackling the most pressing and complex global research challenges.

Housing a number of leading research centres that capitalise on our expertise, boasting internationally acclaimed academics from 30 countries around the world, our students gain experience in a unique, research-led environment, where they are encouraged to conduct their own research projects as well as participate in ours.

Furthermore, widespread international funding and investment for our research from the ESRC, EU, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, GW4, HMRC and the International Auditing Standards Board, to name a few, enables us to further build the volume, reach and capacity of our outstanding, impactful research.