Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008
The RAE measures the quality of research conducted in universities and other higher education institutions in the UK against international standards of excellence, and enables the higher education funding bodies to distribute public funds on the basis of quality. These funds will allow us to continue to recruit the best research staff and students, carry on building strong links with industrial and research partners, and sustain investment in our facilities.
The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirm that The University of Manchester has smashed the 'Golden Triangle' of research universities traditionally dominated by Oxford, Cambridge and London, and is well on the way to becoming one of the top universities in the world by 2015.
65% of research activity, amounting to 1,193 full-time equivalent staff at The University of Manchester, is judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*), putting us among only a handful of universities with an internationally significant research profile over a wide range of subject areas.
Further detailed information can be found on the 2008 RAE results page.
A summary of our 2008 results can be downloaded as a PDF below:
- RAE 2008 results summary (776 KB)