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Medicine takes two of top three places in research assessment exercise

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3121 (Published 23 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3121
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

    An unofficial ranking of the results of the 2008 research assessment exercise has allocated two of the top three places to medical research institutions. Heading the list of 132 UK higher education bodies is the Institute of Cancer Research. In third place is the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

    The analysis, which was commissioned by the Times Higher Education and is in its issue of 18/25 December, was greeted with delight by both institutions.

    “It’s the result of many years of hard work in fostering methodological rigour, supporting junior staff in achieving excellence, and publishing in high impact journals,” said Andrew Haines, director of the School …

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