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Is that possible? I thought it went up to 5*, yet Durham claim to have a 6* rating for Geog...
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I have never hear of it. I know there is a 5A* and 5B*, so maybe they have split the two different level 5's into, 5 and6??????
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Yep Salford's information insitute is a 6* star rated centre, its the best in the country for research beating any offered by Oxbridge. I believe only 12 universities in the country have a 6* star department.
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I thought it only went up to 5*. :confused:
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The Times says only 5*
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If a department is very good then it will be 6*. I am not sure if this is a new thing or not, but there are 12 departments in the country that is 6*, and there probably 100s of departments in total so its not surprising its not that well known.
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what the hell is an information institute, and where else has them?
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(Original post by joesharp)
The Times says only 5*
It has recently been revised. Departments originally scoring 5*A in the 2001 research/teaching quality assessment have been given a 6* rating.

(Original post by Bristol Biochemistry)
Biochemistry was one of the many departments that received the maximum 5*A rating (revised to 6*A) in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, signifying that more than half of the Department's research activities are of 'international excellence', with the remainder being of 'national excellence'. Taken together, these make Bristol one of the two most highly-rated university biochemistry departments in the UK.
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Yes I think you can have 6* ratings, I read in the Kings College London prospectus that their "War Studies" department also got a 6* rating. I think universities with outstanding departments are in fact awarded a 6* rating, although its NOT very common.
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I believe a department receives a 6* rating once it has scored three 5* ratings in a row.
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what the hell is an information institute, and where else has them?
A department that studies the organisation of of information. Its all about library management, storing records effectvly in databases etc.

http://www.isi.salford.ac.uk/

The subject is informatics.
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Yes I think you can have 6* ratings, I read in the Kings College London prospectus that their "War Studies" department also got a 6* rating. I think universities with outstanding departments are in fact awarded a 6* rating, although its NOT very common.
Yep, and I've applied with Philosophy, but they still haven't replied :mad: :mad: :mad:
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lol. :/

btw is there a site that shows the research rating of different unis?
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lol. :/

btw is there a site that shows the research rating of different unis?
Times guide is rather good
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A department that studies the organisation of of information. Its all about library management, storing records effectvly in databases etc.

http://www.isi.salford.ac.uk/

The subject is informatics.
According to the Sunday Times University Guide 2004, there are 102 6* rated centres of excellence. According to it, Salford's is for 'Built Environment'.
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According to the Sunday Times University Guide 2004, there are 102 6* rated centres of excellence. According to it, Salford's is for 'Built Environment'.
Thats strange, it must have two departments then, I know the ISI is a 6* star department it they wouldn't be allowed to say it otherwise :mad:

http://www.isi.salford.ac.uk/

I know the built environment department has a good reputation but I didn't know it was 6*, but then I don't have any links with that department, my boss is a lecturer at ISI which why I know about that.
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Thats strange, it must have two departments then, I know the ISI is a 6* star department it they wouldn't be allowed to say it otherwise :mad:

http://www.isi.salford.ac.uk/

I know the built environment department has a good reputation but I didn't know it was 6*, but then I don't have any links with that department, my boss is a lecturer at ISI which why I know about that.
Maybe its the newspaper that got it wrong :confused:
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Maybe its the newspaper that got it wrong :confused:
It seems the Times is also right :confused:

http://www.scpm.salford.ac.uk/
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Does anyone know when the next research assessment is? AFAIK, the last one was in 2001.
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Times guide is rather good
Strange: When I applied Oxford was top, now number 8 - and I've only been here a year :confused:
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