The UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results were published on 18 December 2008. It  showed that 75% of the research activity generated by the 28 staff in European Studies has international impact. 

Portsmouth was ranked top in UK, folowed by Cardiff and Bath. Salford was in first place in the North West and 7th in the UK out of 27 universities nationally.

RAE 2008 results in European Studies:
1) University of Portsmouth
2) Cardiff University
3) University of Bath
4) University of Southampton
5) University of Surrey
6) Aston University
7) Univ of Salford
8) Univ of Birmingham
9) Manchester Metropolitan Univ
10) London School of Economics
11) Loughborough Univ
12) Univ of Sussex
13) London Metropolitan Univ
14) Lancaster Uni
15) Heriot-Watt Uni
16) Kingston Uni
17) U of Stirling
18) U of Glasgow
19) Bangor Uni
20) Anglia Ruskin Uni
21) U of Liverpool
22) U of Wolverhampton
23) Aberystwyth Uni
24) U of Strathclyde
25) U of Brighton
26) U of West of England
27) UHI Millenium Institute

Source: Research Fortnight

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