Research Assessment Exercise
The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is a periodic exercise conducted nationally to assess the quality of UK research and to inform the selective distribution of public funds for research by the UK’s higher education funding bodies with effect from 2009-10.
The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008), published on the 18 December 2008, confirmed that the University of Surrey continues to consolidate its strength as a world-class research-intensive institution.
88% of Surrey's research activity was rated either 'world class' or 'internationally recognised' with 4 areas of research activity in the top 10 and a total of 9 areas ranked in the top 20.
The activities of 425 researchers from across all four faculties were submitted in 14 subject areas. Results show that almost half of Surrey's assessed research staff work in areas that have been ranked in the top 10.
55% of Surrey's units of assessment were rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world class', with a further 44% ranked as 'recognised either nationally or internationally'.
The full 2008 RAE results are available at www.rae.ac.uk
A short video podcast by Professor Christopher Snowden can be viewed at www.surrey.ac.uk/gateway/video/rae2008
An analysis of the RAE results has been produced by the University Planning Department.
The University of Surrey's 2008 RAE Submission
The University of Surrey's 2008 submission included the following units of assessment (UOAs). Click on the links to find out more about our research in each UOA.
- 7 Health Services Research
- 12 Allied Health Professions and Studies
- 19 Physics
- 21 Applied Mathematics
- 23 Computer Science and Informatics
- 24 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- 25 General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering
- 34 Economics
- 36 Business and Management
- 41 Sociology
- 44 Psychology
- 50 European Studies
- 65 Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
- 67 Music
Results for 2001
The University of Surrey's position as a world-class research-led university was confirmed by the outcome of the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. The results are shown below. For a definition of the ratings, hover your mouse over the numbers or click on them to be taken to the table of definitions.
|Unit of assessment||Rating|
|11||Other studies and professions allied to medicine||5*|
|24||Statistics and Operational Research||5|
|27A||Chemical Engineering - Environmental Strategy||5|
|29||Electrical and Electronic Engineering||5*|
|30||Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering||4|
|38||Economics and Econometrics||3a|
|43||Business and Management Studies||4|
|54||Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages||5|
|66||Drama, Dance and Performing Arts||4|