Research Assessment Exercise


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Research Assessment Exercise

A process which was undertaken in 5-year cycles, and formally assessed the quality of research conducted in UK universities. The RAE was conducted jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DEL). The RAE’s last assessment was in 2008; it has been replaced by the Research Excellence Framework.
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According to the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise, BCS has been ranked number one in computer science offerings in the UK, ranked number one in IT offerings according to The Guardian newspaper in 2008, and achieved the top "Excellent" rating in the UK from the Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise.
The UK Government's latest Research Assessment Exercise indicated that 83 per cent of Salford's research is of international quality, with 12 per cent being judged as cutting-edge and pioneering.
The HRI laboratory was ranked the UK's top university department for agriculture, veterinary and food science in the 2008 research assessment exercise by the Higher Education Funding Council.
Its announcement came after the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) reduced its research funding after it scored poorly in its research assessment exercise. The assessment is a peer review of the research it has produced.
"During her tenure as Dean, the school was also assessed as part of the research assessment exercise for the first time in 2008.
Its teaching is supported and informed by top quality research and it was awarded 'gold standard' for its work in Nursing and Midwifery as part of the national Research Assessment Exercise earlier this year.
In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, several areas of research were highlighted as world-leading or internationally excellent.
PROFESSOR GRAHAM HENDERSON "And on the research front, we enjoyed further success with almost 70% of the work submitted by the university to the recent national Research Assessment Exercise assessed as being of 'international quality' with 5% classified as 'world leading'.
The ETB's report, based on the independent analysis of the Research Assessment Exercise, reveals that between 58% and 71% of the research and development taking place in UK university engineering departments is rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', with the highest scores being obtained in Chemical and Civil Engineering.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, more than 70% of our research activity was assessed as being of a quality recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour.
The move is seen as vital to the development of Scottish-based research, more than half of which was rated internationally excellent or world-leading in the recently published Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
THE Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) that subsumes UK Higher Education Institutions on a cyclical basis has been questioned and challenged for a number of years.

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