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RAE 2008 - Cambridge comes top in Metallurgy & Materials

The RAE Quality Profile rates department research in terms of the percentages that are 4* (internationally leading), 3* (internationally excellent), 2* (internationally recognised) and 1* (nationally recognised). Our profile has 40% in the 4* category and 55% in 3*, 5% in 2*, putting us in the group of the UK's 4 highest rated science and engineering departments, all with a GPA of 3.35. In the "Metallurgy and Materials" Unit of Assessment, we are the most highly rated department, our nearest rivals having a GPA of 3.05. Research success builds on outstanding contributions at every level; we are pleased that the efforts of all in the department have been recognised in this RAE result.

18 December 2008