British university research is the best since records began, according to the outcome of this year’s research assessment exercise.
More than 25,000 staff are celebrating the news that they are based in a university department containing work of international excellence. Some 55 per cent of researchers who were counted in the exercise are in departments that won the top 5 or 5* grades, up from 31 per cent in 1996 and 23 per cent in 1992.
- A high five for British research
- How you were judged
- The key: 2001 research assessment exercise
- Upstaging itself
- Star puts shine on downcast department
- Failure to get 5 costs £250,000
- Minority subject cleans up
- Selectivity raises scores across the board
- Winners wait for final word on reward
- Excluded disclose the ‘painful pressures on those who are not producing’
- Prayers for improved score go unanswered
- Scots crow over results
- Vets win prizes with ingenuity
- Ministers favour RAE elite