Leeds among Top Research Universities

The University of Leeds is one of the Top 8 research universities in the UK, ranked No. 8 in the RAE 2008 Ranking by Research Power.

RAE 2008 Outcomes:

- Leeds made submissions in 46 subject units of assessment, one of the highest numbers in the sector.

- 61 % of its research is graded as ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

- joint 14th in the Times Higher Education (THE) league table of research quality.

- The School of Sociology and Social Policy was rated second in the country in terms of research that was considered 'world-leading' (4*).

- The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is rated Top in the country, with a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.05, and 80% of staff was rated internationally excellent or World leading (3* or 4*).

- ranked in the Top 10 for the following unit of assessment in the RAE 2008 (http://rae.leeds.ac.uk/simple.aspx):
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1st)
- German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages (2nd)
- Italian (2nd)
- General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering (3rd)
- Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science (4th)
- Asian Studies (4th)
- Social Work and Social Policy & Administration (4th)
- Town and Country Planning (Transport) (4th)
- Education (5th)
- Geography and Environmental Studies (6th)
- Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (6th)
- Nursing and Midwifery (6th)
- Cancer Studies (7th)
- Dentistry (7th)
- French (7th)
- Health Services Research (7th)
- Statistics and Operational Research (7th)
- Chemistry (8th)
- English Language and Literature (8th)
- Iberian and Latin American Languages (8th)
- Cardiovascular Medicine (9th)
- Computer Science and Informatics (10th)
- Epidemiology and Public Health (10th)
- Sports-Related Studies (10th)
* Next: Leeds University Top Ranking Performance