OCT 00] UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK NEWS
Warwick Beats Ivory Towers Down List
University of Warwick has been ranked the most productive research
university in the country in a table of performance indicators
produced by the Higher Education Funding Councils.
figures published in a league table by Research Fortnight magazine
ranked Warwick first, a jump of three places from fourth last year.
is ranked seventh, Oxford eighth and the next highest West Midlands
university is Birmingham at 31 in the table.
table ranks universities according to research grants and contracts
awarded in relation to staff costs.
topped the table by attracting almost two and a half times the average
amount of research funding relative to staff costs.
table also notes Warwick’s success in attracting in a large number
of PhD postgraduate students in relation to overall staff costs.
spokesman Peter Dunn said:
of the ways the University of Warwick is able to operate in such an
efficient manner is because it generates over 65 per cent of its own
income from links with industry, meaning it relies much less on
Funding Council support.”