RAE Results for Economics

75% of research rated internationally excellent

The results of the Research Assessment Exercise have rated research in the School of Economics as follows:

  • 4* 15% (world-leading)
  • 3* 60% (internationally excellent)
  • 2* 25% (internationally recognised)

The weighted GPA (grade-point average) score is 2.9 and on this places the School in the top five Schools at the University of Kent and equal 16th in comparison with all Universities that submitted to the Economics Unit of Assessment.

“This was a very pleasing result with 75% of research graded as internationally excellent or better. Coupled with the recent success in the National Student Survey it clearly places Kent in the top league of economics Schools in the country for both research and teaching.

~ Head of School, Professor Roger Vickerman

More information about the Exercise and full research profiles for each university School can be found on the RAE 2008 website (external link).