RAE 2008 Rating and Ranking

RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) 2008 was published on 18th Dec 2008. A total of 132 institutions were rated. For each UK institution, a quality profile shows the percentage of staff submitted by the institution receiving the RAE grades 4*, 3*, 2*, 1* and unclassified.

These grades are:

- 4* world-leading

- 3* internationally excellent ... "but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence"

- 2* recognised internationally

- 1* recognised nationally

2008 Rank, Institution
1 Institute of Cancer Research
2 Uni of Cambridge
3 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
=4 London School of Economics and Political Science
=4 Uni of Oxford
6 Imperial College London
7 Uni College London
8 U of Manchester
9 U of Warwick
10 U of York
11 U of Essex
12 U of Edinburgh
13 Queen Mary, U of London
=14 U of Leeds
=14 U of St Andrews
=14 U of Bristol
=14 U of Sheffield
=14 U of Durham
=14 U of Southampton
=20 U of Bath
=20 Lancaster Univ
=22 King's College London
=22 Cardiff Uni
=24 U of Nottingham
=24 Royal Holloway, U of London
26 U of Birmingham
27 U of Newcastle upon Tyne
=28 Loughborough Univ
=28 U of Exeter
30 U of Sussex
=31 U of Kent
=31 School of Oriental and African Studies
=33 U of Glasgow
=33 Birkbeck College
=35 Goldsmiths College, University of London
=35 U of East Anglia
=35 U of Surrey
38 U of Aberdeen
39 Queen's Uni Belfast
=40 U of Liverpool
=40 U of Dundee
42 U of Reading
43 Open U
44 U of the Arts London
=45 U of Ulster
=45 Aberystwyth Univ
=45 City U, London
=45 Heriot-Watt U
49 Cranfield U
50 U of Strathclyde
51 U of Leicester
=52 Swansea U
=52 Bangor U
=52 Aston U
55 Univ of Wales, Newport
=56 Keele U
=56 U of Stirling
58 U of Hertfordshire
=59 U of Brighton
=59 U of Hull
61 U of Salford
62 U of Bradford
=63 De Montfort U
=63 Brunel U
65 Birmingham City U
=66 Edinburgh College of Art
=66 St George's Hospital Medical School
=68 U of East London
=68 London South Bank U
=68 U of Portsmouth
71 U of Westminster
=72 Oxford Brookes U
=72 U of the West of England, Bristol
=72 Roehampton U
=75 Bournemouth U
=75 Middlesex U
=75 U of Plymouth
=78 U of Winchester
=78 Nottingham Trent U
=78 Manchester Metropolitan U
=81 U of Northumbria at Newcastle
=81 Liverpool John Moores U
83 U of Wales, Lampeter
84 U of Huddersfield
85 U of Bedfordshire
86 Anglia Ruskin U
87 Robert Gordon U
=88 Dartington College of Arts
=88 Leeds Metropolitan U
=88 Sheffield Hallam U
=91 U of Glamorgan
=91 Kingston U
=93 U of Wolverhampton
=93 Glasgow Caledonian U
95 U of Teesside
=96 U of Derby
=96 U of Chichester
=96 U of Central Lancashire
=96 UHI Millennium Institute
=100 U of Lincoln
=100 U of Greenwich
102 Bath Spa U
103 U of Wales Institute, Cardiff
=104 Leeds Trinity & All Saints
=104 U of Sunderland
106 Coventry U
=107 London Metropolitan U
=107 U of the West of Scotland
=109 U of Abertay Dundee
=109 Napier U
=111 Swansea Metropolitan U
=111 Canterbury Christ Church U
113 U of Bolton
114 U of Chester
115 St Mary's Univ College
116 U of Gloucestershire
=117 Glynd┼Ár U
=117 U of Northampton
=119 Thames Valley U
=119 Buckinghamshire New U
121 Staffordshire U
122 U of Worcester
123 Newman U College
=124 Heythrop College
=124 Edge Hill University
126 Southampton Solent U
127 Liverpool Hope U
128 York St John U
129 Queen Margaret U Edinburgh
130 U of Cumbria
131 Bishop Grosseteste U College, Lincoln
132 U College Plymouth St Mark & St John

Source: Times Higher Education