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RAE 2008
What is the RAE?

The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 is the sixth in the series of exercises conducted nationally to assess the quality of UK research and to inform the selective distribution of public funds for research by the four UK higher education funding bodies.

The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) are now available.

The results website publishes the outcomes of the the RAE from 25 Units of Assessment. This is to inform staff, students and the wider public about research performance at the University of Ulster.

The 2008 RAE outcomes are expressed differently than in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. There is no longer a 1-5* rating scale. This has been replaced by a quality profile which identifies the proportion of output activity reaching each of four defined 'starred' quality levels.

University of Ulster Research Assessment Exercise Results
RAE2008 Results: In the 2008 RAE the University of Ulster entered 496 staff and the University's international reputation for research excellence received UK-wide recognition with 86% of its research activity judged to be of international quality. Follow the link below or view the results website now.
2008 Research Assessment Exercise Results Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 Results for the University of Ulster. Just click here.
RAE 2008 Information
RAE2001 Results: In the 2001 RAE the University of Ulster entered 486 staff. Fifty-eight per cent of staff were in Units of Assessment rated 4 and higher. Notably the University secured two 5* ratings, the highest possible rating awarded in the RAE, in Biomedical Sciences and Celtic Studies, bringing over 50 staff into this category. Ratings of 5 were secured in the Built Environment, Art and Design and Law.
2001 Research Assessment Exercise Results

RAE web pages

2008 RAE website
2001 RAE website
1996 RAE website
1992 RAE website