Swansea's RAE results

Swansea's RAE results - key facts

Using a ‘research power’ ranking (research excellence and volume of staff) Swansea University is ranked 36th; clearly positioning the University as a significant intensive research-led Institution. (Download the THE Table of Excellence with derived Power table)

Within Wales, out of 31 subject areas submitted, Swansea University came first in Wales in 17 areas, and . 

In the Times Higher Education Table of Excellence Swansea University jumped 13 places to 52nd from 65th, whilst Cardiff and Bangor universities both fell in the rankings. 

Overall 47.5% of Swansea University staff submitted for assessment have been given the highest 4* and 3* ratings (world-class and internationally excellent)

11% of our research achieved the highest category of ‘world-leading’ (4*).

Overall 85% of Swansea University staff submitted for assessment are classed as producing research of international quality or above (grades 4*, 3* and 2*).

27 out of 31 research areas are shown to be undertaking research that includes world leading work (4*).

Swansea University has demonstrated an extraordinarily strong performance against other UK universities in the disciplines of Engineering, Medicine and Computer Science.

The University also shows an outstanding, dramatic improvement in internationally recognised research excellence for Geography, Economics, Welsh and History.

When the profile for each Unit of Assessment is turned into a weighted average, Swansea University’s Civil Engineering department achieves an overall UK ranking of second, just behind Imperial College, and ahead of Cardiff University in third place.