RAE 2008: world-leading research at the School of Education
The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirms the School of Education's position as a leading international institution in the field of educational research.
On a measurement of 'research power' - which takes into account both quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made returns to the RAE – the School of Education at Nottingham is 6th out of 82 Education departments in the UK.
The School of Education entered 51 academic staff for the RAE. The results, announced on Dec 18th 2008, showed that:
20% of the School's research activities are rated as world-leading
80% of the School's research activities are rated as being of international quality
The School profile corresponds with the University's RAE performance as a whole: the University of Nottingham is 7th in the UK according to independent analysis by Research Fortnight. This represents a rise of seven places since the 2001 RAE, the biggest increase in the top 20
We are delighted with these results, which reflect our commitment to research and inquiry in all aspects of our work. We are a large School with a vibrant community of researchers keen to make a difference to education in the UK and internationally. The RAE judgements confirm the importance and significance of our research. The large number of staff entered for the RAE shows our commitment to sustaining and developing that research, and to ensuring that students in the School of Education are taught by staff who are leading researchers in the field.
Professor Christine Hall
Head of School