Published: 23 December 2008 at 10:44
Commitment to research and scholarship enshrines vision to be one of the most successful modern universities
The government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results for Higher Education institutions have been announced, showing research at Anglia Ruskin University is increasing in strength and scope. Anglia Ruskin has now moved within the Times Higher Education tables from 121 to 86th position to reflect this improvement. Anglia Ruskin came out top of the ‘new’ universities for Psychology, second for English Language and Literature and third for History.
The RAE measures departmental success in terms of publications, research environment, and academic esteem. More than half of the work in all nine of Anglia Ruskin’s submissions was recognised as of international quality, with eight submissions having a proportion of their work rated as ‘world-leading’.
The RAE is a periodic analysis of research strengths across the sector and confirms the UK’s dominant position in international research. It shows the UK research base in more detail than ever before, and results will be used to allocate more than £1.5 billion each year from 2009-2010, with individual recurrent grants announced at the beginning of March 2009.
Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne said:
Anglia Ruskin University achieved similar rankings in the Guardian and Research Fortnightly.