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RAE 2008

18 December 2008

RAE

The Cardiff School of Chemistry has received a strong rating in the results of the Research Assessment Exercise published today, which confirm its place as a leading UK centre for chemistry research. All of its research output has been rated as of at least international standard, with 60% internationally leading. Following significant investment, the School has advanced from its grade 4 in the 2001 RAE, and is well placed in a strong national field.

Developments in recent years have included the establishment of major new initiatives in Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, Catalysis, Solid-state and Materials Chemistry, and Physical Organic Chemistry through external and internal investment in excess of £10M, accompanied by the recruitment of 8 established and 8 early-career academic staff members.

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