Summary: Manchester Merged Mathematics School Scores Success in RAE!!!!
The new School of Mathematics, created as a result of the merger of the
Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST Departments of Mathematics in
2004 is ranked 6th
highest in the country on the 2008 Research Assessment
Exercise (RAE), based on the power ratings1
of the three disciplines, Pure
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics & Operational Research.
The result reflects a significant improvement since the merger, which Professor
Peter Duck, Head of the School of Mathematics attributes to the hard work of
members of the School including a number of new and iconic appointments.
The RAE results confirmed that over 95% of research activity in the School is
`Recognised Internationally', with over 20% of research in the highest category
of `World Leading'.
A number of key factors have led to the School's success, principally the high
quality of our staff, and the size and scope of our activities. The relocation of the
School into the bespoke Alan Turing Building in July 2007 has added
substantially to our research environment, and provided excellent facilities for