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Mathematics Education Centre

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MEC rated as one of the UK’s top education research groups

31 December 2014

Eighty-five per cent of the Mathematics Education Centre’s research activity has been assessed as being “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We were the fifth highest ranked UK education department on this measure. Overall, the panel classified 28% of our research activity as “world leading” (4* quality), and a further 57% as “internationally excellent” (3* quality). We were one of only four UK education departments to have 100% of our research activity judged to be of international quality (2* quality or better).

 

Rank

Education Department

% of 3*/4*

1

University of Sheffield

94

2

University of Oxford

92

3

King's College London

89

4

Queen's University Belfast

87

5

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

85

6

University of Nottingham

84

7

Cardiff University

84

8

University of Exeter

84

9

University of Birmingham

82

10

University of Durham

81

 

HEFCE’s press release gives futher details of the Research Excellence Framework and its results.