Heriot-Watt in RAE 2008 Ranking

In the latest Research Assessment Exercise - RAE 2008 (18th December announced), Heriot-Watt University successfully moved up 9 places from the previous ranking (RAE 2001). And, the percentage of Heriot-Watt research results which are rated as being internationally excellent was more than doubled, from 24% to 50%.

Taking into account both submission rates and RAE outcomes, Heriot-Watt is placed within the top 35 Universities in the UK. It is ranked 33rd and well placed in terms of the 1994 group of universities.

About 87% of staff were submitted for assessment - the 3rd highest proportion rate in Scotland and in the Top 30 nationally.

The university is ahead of Stirling and Strathclyde for the percentages of 3* and 4* ratings, and places it close to Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee Universities.

Heriot-Watt Physics Department has performed strongly in the league table and now in equal 15th place in the UK, alongside Oxford and Southampton.

* Next: St Andrews in RAE 2008 Ranking