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RAE results 2008



The University of Warwick’s School of Engineering, in which WMG is a major player, has been ranked 5th for its world leading research activity in the Research Assessment Exercise results announced today.


The School put forward 69 research active staff in the submission to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), among the greatest number entered in this unit of assessment.


WMG’s research is a key contribution to the School’s entry and spans such diverse subjects as operations modelling, digital technologies, advanced materials and manufacturing processes.


The assessment has a direct impact on the public funding universities receive for all their activities.


To find out more about WMG’s world-leading research, click here


 Notes for editors


1. WMG is an academic department of the University of Warwick. It is a provider of innovative solutions to industry, supporting some of the most advanced research, development and education projects in the world. For more information, see:


2. The world-leading (4*) rank, giving 5th place to Warwick, is adjusted owing to two entries by Imperial College London.


3. The full results can be viewed at



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For enquiries about the University’s overall ranking, please contact Peter Dunn on 07767 655860.