RAE 2008 Results
The 2008 RAE results were published on 18 December 2008. The quality profile rating system used for this review lends itself to a variety of different approaches to weightings, but the Higher put City at 45 in their analysis (up from 59 in 2001) while publisher ResearchResearch's analysis also showed City rising to a ranking of 45 (up from 56 in 2001) from 159 universities or colleges.
This was the sixth RAE since 1986 and the last to be known under this name - the next assessment process will be known as the Research Excellence Framework. The 2008 RAE used the same main principles of peer assessment as previous RAEs, although a few significant changes were introduced. Further details including the full dataset of results can be found at: www.rae.ac.uk/.
City received ratings across 16 subjects, with 15 of these assessed as achieving world-leading quality. The 2008 rating system gave each subject a profile showing the proportion of activity rated as 4* (quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour); 3* (quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence); 2* (quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour); 1* (quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour); and Unclassified (below the standard of nationally recognised work or does not meet the definition).
City's results according to HEFCE data are below:
|Unit of Assessment||FTE Category A staff submitted||4*||3*||2*||1*||unclassified|
|7 Health Services Research||5.75||0||5||45||45||5|
|11 Nursing and Midwifery||48.60||30||40||15||5||10|
|12 Allied Health Professions and Studies|
|12A - Language and Communication Science||20.60||10||30||20||30||10|
|12B - Optometry and Visual Science||21.75||10||20||45||15||10|
|21 Applied Mathematics||8.20||5||15||65||15||0|
|23 Computer Science and Informatics||23.30||15||40||35||10||0|
|25 General Engineering||34.95||10||35||45||10||0|
|34 Economics and Econometrics||14.20||10||45||45||0||0|
|36 Business and Management Studies||94.50||15||40||35||10||0|
|37 Library and Information Management||11.30||15||50||30||5||0|
|40 Social Work and Social Policy & Administration||3.00||20||45||35||0||0|
|63 Art and Design||4.60||5||40||50||5||0|