Cranfield research amongst the best

Posted on 18 Dec 2008 by The Manufacturer

The post-graduate vocational university Cranfield has been named the third based institution for research in mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

The RAE evaluates research submitted by higher educational institutions in the UK and rates them on a scale of stars from one-to-four.

Fifty per cent of Cranfield’s submissions were rated as ‘internationally excellent’ (3 stars) while 15 per cent was rated ‘World Leading (4 stars).

Cranfield submitted research in four other subject areas and maintained or improved its position in each of them.

They were:

• Biological Sciences
• Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Services
• General Engineering and Mineral and Mining Engineering
• Business and Management Studies.

Professor Sir John O’Reilly, Cranfield Vice-Chancellor, said: “We have maintained our reputation for the international quality of our research across the board. We have also achieved significant results in many of the University’s areas of expertise.

“Given the continuous improvement that has been seen across the higher education sector since RAE 2001, maintaining and growing Cranfield’s position is a positive outcome. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in preparing our RAE submission for all their hard work and effort.”

For the results in full for all categories, download this PDF.