School of Earth and Environment
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The School of Earth and Environment has been ranked in the UK top 5 for research quality by the Research Excellence Framework 2014
We are within the top 2 departments in the UK based on the quality of our facilities and support for researchers
90% of our research has reached world leading and internationally excellent standards based on overall quality
More world leading research than any other UK institution in Earth systems and environmental sciences

School of Earth and Environment in the UK top 5 for research

The results of the national Research Excellence Framework exercise have now been published and we...

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Supraglacial lakes on the Greenland ice sheet can be seen as dark blue specks in the centre and to the right of this satellite image.
Credit: USGS/NASA Landsat

Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly...

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Image credit: Thórdís Högnadóttir, University of Iceland
Image credit: Thórdís Högnadóttir, University of Iceland

Scientists observe the Earth grow a new layer under an Icelandic volcano

New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth’s crust forms, according to...

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