Planning at Newcastle has been ranked 4th nationally on the quality of its work in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) held in 2008, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 and 65% of its work defined as world-leading or of international excellence (3* and 4*).
Planning is ranked 3rd nationally against other Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited institutions on quality. When this is weighted for power (the size of the submission entered) it is the 2nd ranked RTPI-accredited School, confirming the School's reputation for international excellence in research. The RAE planning submission was undertaken by the School in conjunction with the Centre for Rural Economy. Read more about our RAE submission, Town and Country Planning.
Architecture at Newcastle has also performed very well with a GPA of 2.7 and 60% of research outputs being ranked in the categories world leading or showing international excellence. Read more about our RAE submission, Architecture and the Built Environment.
Research is structured around five research centres and a number of major research themes: