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University Alliance report shows that selectivity, not concentration, has driven excellence in UK research

University Alliance has today published its first report ‘Concentration and Diversity: understanding the relationship between excellence, concentration and critical mass in UK research’.

Commenting on the report Director of University Alliance, Libby Aston, said:

“Future policy on research concentration has seemed a little uncertain since RAE 2008 results demonstrated that peaks of world-leading research excellence were distributed more widely than had been anticipated.  The evidence, however, remains very clear:

  • selectivity not concentration has driven excellence in UK research;
  • excellence is not determined by volume alone; and
  • it is the peaks of world-leading research excellence that determine the position of the UK as a world leader.

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