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Cardiff confirmed among the Business School elite

19 Rhagfyr 2008

Cardiff Business School’s standing among the UK’s best institutions for international quality research has been underlined by an independent national study.

The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which rates every university in the country in every subject, found that 70% of Cardiff Business School research was either world-leading or of international excellence in its quality. This puts Cardiff second of all the UK’s business and management schools for the proportion of research in the highest category - research deemed to be world-leading in terms of its originality, significance and academic rigour.

Cardiff’s success was based on the work of 115 faculty members - the third largest number submitted to the RAE in the field of Business and Management Studies. The School, part of Cardiff University had twice as many faculty members considered to be world leaders than the UK average. Overall, Cardiff was ranked the 4th best in the UK for quality of research output, environment, and international esteem.

The School’s cutting edge expertise has proved relevant to the leadership and management of public and private sector organisations around the world. The School co-hosts the ESRC-funded Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society and the EPSRC-funded Cardiff University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre. With a student community of 2,600, Cardiff’s research excellence informs the teaching on all of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

In recent years the School’s faculty have secured four prestigious Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) fellowships. One of Cardiff’s AIM fellows, Professor George Boyne, is a member of the United Nations Expert Group on Public Sector Effectiveness and President-Elect of the U.S. Public Management Research Association

The School also produces more than 550 research publications each year in the full range of leading international business and management studies journals in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Professor Robert McNabb, Dean of Cardiff Business School, said: "Our success in the RAE comes as a much-deserved reward to our outstanding faculty members. The success of the School is dependent upon their hard work and achievements. We are committed to using our research excellence to inform the education of both our current, and future, students."

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Notes to Editors:

Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities.

2008 marks the 125th anniversary of Cardiff University having been founded by Royal Charter in 1883.

Today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.

Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities.

Visit the University website at: www.cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School is the largest of Cardiff University’s 28 academic schools, and one of the most successful business schools in the country - placed 4th in the UK’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Extensive links with public and private companies, government agencies and universities throughout the world have helped earn it an international reputation.

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Cardiff Business School

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Stephen Rouse,

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Cardiff University.

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