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Ranking tables - RAE 2008

Research power

RankingInstitutionGPACat A FTEPower
1 University of Oxford 2.96 2246 6648.16
2 University of Cambridge 2.98 2040 6079.2
3 University of Manchester 2.82 1824 5143.68
4 University College London 2.84 1793 5092.12
5 University of Edinburgh 2.75 1640 4510
6 Imperial College London 2.94 1225 3601.5
7 University of Leeds 2.72 1270 3454.4
8 University of Sheffield 2.72 1205 3277.6
9 University of Bristol 2.72 1199 3261.28
10 King's College London 2.69 1172 3152.68
11 University of Southampton 2.72 1098 2986.56
12 Cardiff University 2.69 1030 2770.7
13 University of Warwick 2.80 966 2704.8
14 University of Durham 2.72 759 2064.48
15 Queen Mary, University of London 2.73 687 1875.51
16 University of York 2.78 654 1818.12
17 Lancaster University 2.71 611 1655.81
18 London School of Economics and Political Science 2.96 490 1450.4
19 University of St Andrews 2.72 491 1335.52
20 University of Bath 2.71 470 1273.7
21 University of Essex 2.77 322 891.94

Research Power table uses an average score of quality across the institution (GPA) multiplied by the number of full-time equivalent staff (FTE) submitted.

Research quality

RankingInstitutionGPA
1 University of Cambridge 2.98
2 University of Oxford 2.96
3 London School of Economics and Political Science 2.96
4 Imperial College London 2.94
5 University College London 2.84
6 University of Manchester 2.82
7 University of Warwick 2.8
8 University of York 2.78
9 University of Essex 2.77
10 University of Edinburgh 2.75
11 Queen Mary, University of London 2.73
12 University of St Andrews 2.72
13 University of Bristol 2.72
14 University of Durham 2.72
15 University of Southampton 2.72
16 University of Leeds 2.72
17 University of Sheffield 2.72
18 University of Bath 2.71
19 Lancaster University 2.71
20 Kings College London 2.69
21 Cardiff University 2.69

Research Quality table uses an average score on quality across the institution (GPA) and excludes very small specialist institutions.

3* or better medal

RankingInstitution4*3*FTE at 3* or 4*Total Staff
1 University of Oxford 713.2 866.7 1579.9 2245.8
2 University of Cambridge 653 799.1 1452.1 2040.4
3 University of Manchester 421.3 772.5 1193.8 1824.3
4 University College London 476.3 703 1179.3 1792.7
5 University of Edinburgh 368.9 660.2 1029.1 1639.8
6 Imperial College London 316 577.2 893.2 1224.6
7 University of Nottingham 250.9 557.7 808.6 1388.5
8 University of Leeds 222.4 550.7 773.1 1269.7
9 University of Bristol 219.9 516.3 736.2 1198.7
10 University of Sheffield 224.7 503.1 727.8 1204.6
11 Kings College London 222.9 477.6 700.5 1172
12 University of Birmingham 185.6 499.8 685.4 1174.6
13 University of Southampton 196.8 474.2 671 1098
14 University of Glasgow 178.7 471 649.7 1160.7
15 University of Warwick 206.3 421.3 627.6 966.4
16 Cardiff University 196.3 411.1 607.4 1030.2
17 University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 128.6 412.6 541.2 932.4
18 University of Liverpool 128.9 377.8 506.7 958.5
19 University of Durham 152.1 310 462.1 759.3
20 Queen's University Belfast 112 289.9 401.9 770.3

Volume of research activity which is judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*) measured by volume of full-time equivalent staff (FTE).

4* medal

RankingInstitution4* FTETotal FTE
1 University of Oxford 713.2 2245.8
2 University of Cambridge 653 2040.4
3 University College London 476.3 1792.7
4 University of Manchester 421.3 1824.3
5 University of Edinburgh 368.9 1639.8
6 Imperial College London 316 1224.6
7 University of Nottingham 250.9 1388.5
8 University of Sheffield 224.7 1204.6
9 King's College London 222.9 1172
10 University of Leeds 222.4 1269.7
11 University of Bristol 219.9 1198.7
12 University of Warwick 206.3 966.4
13 University of Southampton 196.8 1098
14 Cardiff University 196.3 1030.2
15 University of Birmingham 185.6 1174.6
16 University of Glasgow 178.7 1160.7
17 LSE 171.1 490.4
18 University of Durham 152.1 759.3
19 University of York 147.5 653.9
20 University of Liverpool 128.9 958.5

Volume of research activity which is judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) measured by volume of full-time equivalent staff (FTE).