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  1. RAE 2008 Results

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:

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:

City, University of London RAE 2008 results
Unit of AssessmentFTE Category A staff submitted4*3*2*1*unclassified
7 Health Services Research5.750545455
11 Nursing and Midwifery48.60304015510
12 Allied Health Professions and Studies      
12A - Language and Communication Science20.601030203010
12B - Optometry and Visual Science21.751020451510
21 Applied Mathematics8.2051565150
23 Computer Science and Informatics23.30154035100
25 General Engineering34.95103545100
34 Economics and Econometrics14.2010454500
36 Business and Management Studies94.50154035100
37 Library and Information Management11.3015503050
38 Law14.0553035300
40 Social Work and Social Policy & Administration3.0020453500
41 Sociology27.20153030205
44 Psychology10.8054540100
63 Art and Design4.605405050
67 Music11.0030353050