University of Nottingham in RAE 2008 Achievements

The University of Nottingham is one of the top performing research universities in the UK. It has achieved outstanding performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), announced by HEFCE.

According to the results, Nottingham has more than 90 per cent of research assessed as having international quality, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. On a measurement of ‘research power’, it is placed 7th in the UK.

RAE 2008 Achievements:

- The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is ranked in the Top 10 nationally, with 95% of its published research ranked as having international recognition.

- The School of Law is ranked 4th equal (with Durham Law School) out of sixty seven in The Times Higher Education RAE Subject Ratings (based on a Grade Point Average in relation to the School’s Quality Profile).

- Nottingham School of Economics is one of the top departments in the nation. It is ranked 6th in the UK, behind only LSE, UCL, Oxford, Warwick and Essex.

- Nottingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy is rated joint 2nd with Cambridge and St Andrews out of a total of 42 Physics departments.

- In the Faculty of Engineering, half of the UoAs submitted were in the top five by research power.

- In the Faculty of Science, more than half of the UoAs submitted were in the top 10 by research power.

- The Classics departments is ranked in the Top 10 outside of London, Cambridge and Oxford.

- The School of English Studies is ranked in the top 5 departments of English.

27 subject areas feature in the UK ‘Top 10’ when ranked by research power:
American and Canadian Studies; Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science; Pharmacy; Economics and Econometrics; French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Iberian and Latin American Languages; Applied Mathematics; Nursing and Midwifery; Russian and Slavonic Studies; Civil Engineering; Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering; Law; Architecture and the Built Environment; Chemistry; Geography; Education; Business and Management Studies; Physics and Astronomy; Hospital-based Clinical Subjects; Epidemiology and Public Health; Primary Care and other Community-Based Clinical Subjects; Asian Studies; Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology; Biomedical Sciences; Laboratory-based Clinical Subjects; and Politics and International Relations.

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