RAE 2008

Scientist working in laboratoryThe 2008 Research Assessment Exercise results provide an external endorsement of our International standing in research focussed on three of the world’s biggest health challenges – ageing, age-related chronic diseases (including dental disease) and cancer - underpinned by strong basic research in genetics, mitochondrial biology and bacterial and stem cell biology. 

Newcastle Biomedicine is ranked 8th in the UK overall for all “Medical” Units of Assessment combined in terms of research power.  Newcastle is in the top 5 for both hospital- and laboratory-based clinical subjects, with two-thirds of the outputs classified as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the broad thematic areas of ageing, chronic disease, genetics and stem cells.

Our strategy for translating basic biomedical and clinical research for the benefit of patients is centred on close collaboration between basic scientists and clinical academics through clinically focused research Institutes with many examples of how advances at the laboratory bench have been translated into patient benefit.

Our research is organised into 7 Institutes in Ageing, Cellular Medicine, Cancer, Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Human Genetics and Stem cells, Neurosciences and Health and Society in partnership with local NHS Trusts.

Further detail about our RAE results is available on Newcastle University's research pages.