Following is the RAE 2008 ranking by research power. Oxford is ranked First nationally (scored 1), every other institution's market share is divided by this figure. The Top 6 institutions remained in the same ranking positions as in 2001 RAE Ranking.

The ranking placed University of Nottingham 7th in the UK (out of 159) in terms of Research Power - a rise of seven places from the previous RAE in 2001 where they were ranked 14th nationally.

Sheffield successfully moved into the Top 10 position (9th place) in 2008 - a rise of 3 places from the 2001 results where they were ranked 12th in the UK.

Top 50 Institutions in the RAE 2008 (out of a total of 159):

Rank, Name, Power
1 University of Oxford 1
2 University of Cambridge 0.92
3 University College London 0.74
4 University of Manchester 0.74
5 University of Edinburgh 0.64
6 Imperial College London 0.53
7 University of Nottingham 0.51
8 University of Leeds 0.48
9 University of Sheffield 0.45
10 University of Bristol 0.45
11 Kings College London 0.44
12 U of Birmingham 0.42
13 U of Southampton 0.41
14 U of Glasgow 0.41
15 U of Warwick 0.38
16 Cardiff Univ 0.38
17 U of Newcastle 0.33
18 U of Liverpool 0.32
19 U of Durham 0.29
20 Queen Mary, U of London 0.26
21 Queen's Univ of Belfast 0.26
22 U of York 0.26
23 Loughborough Uni 0.24
24 Lancaster Uni 0.23
25 U of Exeter 0.23
26 U of Leicester 0.22
27 London School of Economics 0.22
28 U of Reading 0.21
29 U of Aberdeen 0.2
30 U of Sussex 0.19
31 U of Strathclyde 0.19
32 U of St Andrews 0.19
33 U of Bath 0.18
34 U of East Anglia 0.18
35 U of Dundee 0.17
36 Royal Holloway, London 0.16
37 Swansea Uni 0.16
38 U of Ulster 0.16
39 Brunel Uni 0.16
40 U of Kent 0.15
41 U of Surrey 0.15
42 Open Univ 0.15
43 U of Essex 0.13
44 U of Hull 0.12
45 City Uni 0.12
46 Birkbeck College 0.12
47 Heriot-Watt Uni 0.11
48 U of Salford 0.11
49 Goldsmiths College 0.10
50 U of Plymouth 0.10

Source: Research Fortnight

* Next: Top American Research Universities

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