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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Department of Mathematical Sciences Results

84% of our Unit of Assessment's research overall is considered of internationally excellent quality or world leading, that is, both 3* and 4*. This consists of the overall assessment of outputs, environment and impact. This gives our Unit of Assessment a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.06. This data is from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

We are particularly proud of the fact that all full-time staff were returned for this exercise, and that Durham Mathematical Sciences comes in seventh position in the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) intensity ranking of the 53 Departments of Mathematics assessed, behind Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College, Bristol, Dundee and Warwick.

Equally satisfying is our 6th position in the national ranking for impact, based on GPA. We are joint first on the percentage of 3* and 4* for impact (100%), and also joint first on the percentage of 3* and 4* for environment (100%).