University of Sheffield -Top in Research

The University of Sheffield is a Top 10 Research University in the UK, placed No. 9 in the RAE Ranking by Research Power in 2008.

The following subjects rated 1st amongst UK Higher Education Institutions for the quality of their research: Information Studies, Politics and Town and Regional Planning. Another eleven subjects were ranked in the top five: Architecture, Automatic and Control Systems Engineering, Biological Sciences, Clinical Dentistry, French, Human Communication Sciences, Landscape, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy and Russian and Slavonic Studies.

RAE 2008 Outcomes:

- 4th among the UK dental schools, with 70% of the research of The School of Clinical Dentistry graded as `world-leading´ or `internationally excellent´.

- 60% of the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering´s research activity was classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent, and nearly all (95%) was classed as being internationally recognised and higher.

- The Department of Computer Science is ranked 15th out of 81 departments in the UK, with 65% of research work rated as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of its originality, significance and rigour.

- Biological Sciences at Sheffield was ranked joint 3rd in the UK based on average quality score.

- Music at Sheffield rated joint 4th in the UK, according to the RAE 2008 GPA rating.

- Archaeology has been placed in the top ten among all UK departments.

- The Department of Politics is placed 1st equal amongst all politics departments in the UK, with 75% of research graded in the top 4* (world leading) and 3* (internationally excellent) categories.

- The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics is placed 7th equal out of 87 English departments in the UK.

- 2nd in the country for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (Times Higher Education, 18 December 2008).

- The Department of Journalism Studies is one of the best in the country , with 75% of the department´s research outputs graded as 4* or 3*.

- The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies is one of the three top UK research departments in the field, with 70% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

- The Department of Animal and Plant Sciences was ranked 3rd in the UK for Biological Sciences in the RAE.

- Sheffield Law School's research is of international quality, with 85% of research rated as International Quality, 15% of which was world leading.

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