RAE Results

Published: 14 January 2009

The School of Historical Studies was rated one of the two best history units in Scotland, and among the top 20 in the UK.

The Research Assessment Exercise of December 2008 has confirmed that the Department of Economic and Social History, as part of the School of Historical Studies at Glasgow University, is ranked amongst the top quarter of all history units in the UK.

Amongst the big groups of historians (over 40 staff) across the whole of the UK, we are first in rank outside London, Oxford and Cambridge in terms of the top grade, and we are amongst the best in Scotland.

All academic staff were submitted, and over 90% of our research outputs were of international standing.

We were commended particularly for the outstanding support for our large community of postgraduate students, and the strength of our research environment.

For full details, visit the RAE website

Issued: 14th January 2009

First published: 14 January 2009