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City standard of research is recognised.

CITY UNIVERSITY'S optometry department is celebrating after receiving recognition for the high quality of its research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

The Optometry and Vision Science Department received a four-star rating for 10% of its work, highlighting the research as 'world leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour'. The school was also given a three-star standard for a further 20% of its research, labelling it at an internationally excellent standard.

The optometry departments at Bradford and City were the only UK-based universities that offer the degree to submit their work for assessing as a specific subdivision in the Allied Health Professions category.

Head of department at City University, Dr Christopher Hull told OT: "We are pleased with our result in the Research Assessment Exercise. Although we feel we have maintained our research at a high level, comparisons between departments and with previous RAEs are impossible."

The optometry department at Bradford University also gained high marks for the quality of its research, with 5% of its work being classified as world leading and a further 25% as 'internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour'.

"It is clear that good quality research is carried out at optometry departments in the UK," Dr Hull added. "At City we continue to strive to enhance our contribution to optometry and visual science research. The RAE result is clear proof of research excellence at City."

The RAE is completed annually by the Higher Education Funding Council, the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department of Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland.
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