RAE: Edinburgh anthropology climbs to 5th in UK research league
Social Anthropology is delighted to announce its results for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.
60% of our research activity was rated 4* or 3*. This means that it is recognised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
- We were ranked joint 5th in the UK by the proportion of international excellence in our submission.
The results show a significant upward trajectory from our 2001 RAE results, when we were first awarded a 5 under the old grading system. Since then, we have grown in all areas of research, from PhD projects to major international collaborations. We aim to build on this over the next 5 years to ensure an even better position in the next Research Excellence Framework.