LUMS continues to excel at research
Published 18 December 2008
75% of Lancaster University Management School’s research activity has been assessed as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and on this measure Lancaster is 3rd equal in the RAE 2008. Virtually all of LUMS' research (95%) is of international standing.
Lancaster is in the top-four university business schools on most measures of research quality, and 5th equal if using the simple grade point average score that is new to the 2008 RAE.
This outstanding result follows three previous RAEs (1992, 1996, 2001) in which Lancaster was the only full-spectrum university business school to receive the top rating on every occasion.
Compared with almost all of the top twenty business schools Lancaster has a larger total number of research-active faculty, and entered a higher proportion of them into the 2008 RAE. Thus the latest RAE demonstrates the sheer scale as well as the international excellence of the research conducted at Lancaster, and attests to the outstanding research culture.
The exceptional progress LUMS has made in its research since the last RAE in 2001 includes the following measures:
- 50% increase in the number of research faculty
- A six-fold growth in research income
- A doubling of PhD student registrations