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The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed The University of Nottingham's position as a world class research-led institution. Over 60% of the University's RAE scores identified research as being of a level of international excellence. This achievement has helped put Nottingham within the Sunday Times top ten UK universities.

The purpose of the RAE is to enable higher education funding bodies to distribute public funds for research based on the quality of research carried out at each institution. The RAE gives quality ratings for research across all disciplines. A scale ranges from 1 to 5* according to how much of the work is judged to reach national or international standards.

At the end of 2005-6, the University announced a record £122 million of new research grants and contracts. Awards for the current year are in line with this figure. The University derives about 20% of its research income from industry sponsors, reflecting its strengths in taking promising new findings from bench to business.

The University's research strategy is based on the recruitment, promotion and retention of individuals with exceptional research credentials and a policy of encouraging research that crosses academic boundaries. Collaboration with other international centres of research excellence is actively encouraged.

Significant investment in new research infrastructure at Nottingham is planned for the period 2007-9, which will further improve the quality of equipment and buildings to further the University's research aims.

The University pursues a co-ordinated approach to research management, with two Pro-Vice Chancellors for Research responsible for the University's research strategy through the Research Committee and its Research Strategy Groups. Delivery of the strategy is the remit of the Research Innovation Services team, which is also responsible for maintaining the University's relationships with external funding organisations.
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Address University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

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