Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), carried out jointly by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, assesses the research strength of UK universities.
In the latest RAE (December 2008), in the vast majority of UCL's submissions, at least 50% of the staff submitted were ranked at 4* ('world-leading') or 3* ('internationally excellent'). Subject and programme entries in the Prospectus give the percentage of staff producing research of world-leading or internally excellent quality.
Further details can be found on the RAE 2008 website.