Research is at the core of Durham University. It shapes and inspires the disciplinary structure of our departments, several of which lead the UK - and even the world - in their fields. Research leads the content and development of our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and creates new cross-disciplinary programmes through our centres and institutes. In partnership with policy-makers, industry, healthcare and education, Durhams cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research shapes local, national and international agendas.
The University attracts annual research awards of approximately 45 000 000 with a strategy for growth.
In the 2008 RAE Durham was independently assessed as having world-class research in every single area of assessment across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
The results show that:
- 19 % of our research was graded at 4 Star - world-leading,
- 59 % of our research was graded at 3 Star or above - internationally excellent,
- 90 % of our research was of international quality, 2 Star or above.
We are currently developing our submission for REF 2014.
The quality and influence of Durhams research across our three faculties of Sciences, Social Sciences and Health, and Arts and Humanities, was recently recognised with a ranking of 26th for the citations of Durham research by global academics (THE World Rankings 2011-12). This ranked Durham ahead of a quarter of the Worlds top 20 universities, including Cornell and Michigan universities in the US, and the University of Toronto, Canada.
As a research led university Durham has a strategic need for improved Research Management Information that will allow the University to track and monitor research activity linked to individuals, groups, departments, institutes, faculties and REF UoAs. It will allow the University to quantify and evaluate its overall research performance in a comprehensive and detailed way which has not previously been possible and which will be vital in positioning ourselves in an increasingly competitive environment and assess our performance against our competitors.
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Contract value: Contract period = 6+2+2.Total value over contract period, including any extensions = approximately 610 000 GBP.Estimated value excluding VAT: 610 000 GBP
Published: 25 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 12 Apr 2013
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