Results of the Research Assessment Exercise, 2008
The number of History staff at Edinburgh ranked world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research and Assessment Exercise, in 2008, was the highest of any university in Scotland and the third highest in the UK, an achievement exceeded only by Oxford and Cambridge. The panel reported that in Research Environment,"the majority of the activity was outstanding, the rest excellent". Esteem Indicators "were found overall to be outstanding", giving a joint overall score of 4* (or world leading) in these categories.
Sixty percent of the 60.98 full time equivalent staff included in the assessment were awarded the top 4* and 3* grades. This equated to 36.6 full time equivalent staff members.
A further 8.1 full time equivalent staff within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology were also ranked world-leading or internationally excellent by the Classics RePanel.
Thus, collectively, History and Classics at Edinburgh have the third highest numbers of 4* and 3* staff within these disciplines in the UK.
Unit of Assessment 62 results
|Rank||Institution name||Combined % of 3* & 4*||FTE Category A staff submitted||Number of staff in 3* & 4*|
|1||University of Edinburgh||60||60.98||36.59|
|2||University of St Andrews||60||41.49||24.89|
|3||University of Glasgow||60||41.00||24.60|
|4||University of Aberdeen||60||25.60||15.36|
|5||University of Dundee||65||16.00||10.40|
|6||University of Stirling||50||18.50||9.25|
|7||University of Strathclyde||40||15.10||6.04|
|8||Glasgow Caledonian University||35||7.00||2.45|
|Rank||Institution name||Combined % 3* & 4*||FTE of Category A staff submitted||Number of staff in 3* & 4&|
|1||University of Oxford||70||109.00||76.30|
|2||University of Cambridge||65||102.00||66.30|
|3||University of Edinburgh||60||60.98||36.59|
|4||University College London||65||49.00||31.85|
|5||London School of Economics and Political Science||65||48.35||31.43|
|6||University of Warwick||75||36.75||27.56|
|7||University of St Andrews||60||41.49||24.89|
The University's position as one of the world's leading research universities has been reaffirmed by the 2008 UK RAE results.