RAE Funding Results

RAE funding results out

Following the results published in December 2008.

Handy summaries of research funding outcomes are published by the Times Higher Education. Resources have been spread more thinly and there are some perhaps surprising recipients of significant growth in research income:

Biggest winners by cash increase (growth, % increase)

University of Nottingham, £9,685,797, up 23.6%
University of Oxford, £8,769,293, 8.0%
Queen Mary, £7,282,125, 29.4%
University of Liverpool, £6,420,263, up 19.5%
Loughborough University, £5,965,970, 36.9%
University of Bristol £5,607,884, up 12.6%
London School of Hygiene, £4,980,410, 46.5%
University of Plymouth, £4,868,489, 125.8%
Brunel University, £4,542,356, 54.5%
University of Kent, £3,779,827, 46.4%
Cranfield University, £3,621,707, 36.8%
University of Exeter, £3,550,318, 24.4%
City University London, £3,425,676, 50.3%
University of the West of England, £3,342,120, 121.6%
The Open University, £3,323,539, 44.9%

Good news for some of us but some institutions have lost out.

RAE 2008: Results and rankings

RAE 2008 results are now out (effective 18 December 2008)

Many, many ways to calculate rankings from the data but arguably the most authoritative and convincing one comes from Research Fortnight:

Research Fortnight Power Rankings 2008

1 Oxford
2 CambridgeRAE
4 Manchester
5 Edinburgh
6 Imperial
7 Nottingham
8 Leeds
9 Sheffield
10 Bristol
11 King’s College
12 Birmingham
13 Southampton
14 Glasgow
15 Warwick
16 Cardiff
17 Newcastle
18 Liverpool
19 Durham
20 Queen Mary

The Times Higher rankings can be found here. They are using a Grade Point Average (ie no direct indication of volume). The Guardian’s calculations are here. Not very different from THE and using GPA again which shows excellent performance for institutions with slightly smaller strong submissions including Essex, Warwick and York. All of the tables show a very good improvement by Queen Mary in particular but also Nottingham.

Other analysis is awaited…