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Lancaster University in top band of UK universities

03/02/2009 11:41:50

Lancaster University has emerged in the top band of UK Universities with a high proportion of its research rated ‘world leading’ in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

The RAE measures the quality of research conducted in universities and other higher education institutions in the UK against international standards of excellence.

Lancaster is ranked joint 15th out of 147 UK institutions for the amount of research judged to be of world leading importance.

Key areas of research which are ranked top in the UK include:

Overall Lancaster submitted 90% of staff as ‘research active’ - considerably above the national norm. Over the past 6 years Lancaster’s research income has grown by 68%. Academic staff numbers have grown by over 30% since the last RAE.

Lancaster is one of only 29 UK universities ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide, coming in at number 170 in the annual THE-QS world university rankings and is currently ranked top University in the North West in the Independent, Guardian, Times and Sunday Times league tables . Lancaster University is the top ranked university in the North West and the joint top ranked University in the whole North of England, according to the 2008 National Student Survey. The Guardian University Guide 2009 places it 12th out of 149 institutions in the UK.