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UCL's German Department in the RAE 2008

The 2008 RAE (=Research Assessment Exercise) confirmed our standing as one of the UK's premier German Departments. Some highlights:

  • In terms of research judged to be 'world-leading' (4*), we were awarded the highest score in the unit of assessment, along with some other top-ranked Departments, for example at the University of Oxford.
  • In terms of research judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) and 'internationally excellent' (3*), as well as average ranking, we were awarded the second highest score in the unit of assessment, along with other top-ranked Departments, for example at the University of Cambridge.
  • UCL German submitted all of its full-time permanent staff to the RAE.
  • Our research grant income was found to be exceptionally high among German Departments assessed in the RAE, and our level of research student recruitment among the highest in the country.
  • A ranked listing of all German Departments, showing you how we compare nationwide, can be found here.