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Cass research rated among best in UK

REF results place Cass among top institutions for business and management research

Cass Business School has been ranked among the leading institutions for business and management research in the UK.

The School is ranked 6th out of 101 institutions for research rated as either "world leading" or "internationally excellent" in the Research Excellent Framework, which judges the quality of research at UK universities.

According to the results published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, 84 per cent of Cass business and management research was rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

By comparison, in the last research assessment in 2008, 55 per cent of Cass research was rated 4* or 3*.

"There has been a significant increase in the proportion of our research ranked as world leading or internationally important," said Cass Dean, Professor Steven Haberman.

"We are proud of this achievement which independently confirms our position among the leading institutions for business and management in the country.

"The review demonstrates the world-class quality of Cass research and recognises its influential impact on society and the wider economy.

"Learning in an environment underpinned by top-rated research enriches the student experience and ensures our curriculum reflects the latest academic advances.

"This success is a tribute to our academics whose research has won recognition from their peers in what is the most competitive and rigorous assessment of its kind."

Some 75% of City University London's submission to the REF was rated as being of world leading 4* (23%) and internationally excellent 3* (52%) quality.

Under the REF assessment, research is peer reviewed, rating the quality with a score of between 0 and 4* - which stands for world leading.

The outcome of the REF is used to determine a large proportion of public funding for research, with some £2 billion allocated per year.

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