ESTABLISHED in 1884 and now celebrating its 125th anniversary, Bangor University combines traditional academic excellence with cutting-edge research and equipment. The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) has confirmed Bangor's status as a research-led university with an international perspective, having identified worldleading research in all of its 19 assessed subject areas.
Areas of particular excellence include accounting & finance within the Business School, which is rated as the best in the UK, and electronic engineering, which is rated second in the UK.
In addition, sports science and Welsh are placed in the top 10 in the UK in their respective units of assessment and psychology 11th in the UK.
In the arts and humanities, the School of Music for example had 90%of its research staff rated as world leading or of international quality.
And 90% of research staff in the earth systems and environmental sciences field, which includes ocean sciences, were also rated as world leading or of international quality.
"The results show that Bangor's research progress is growing year on year," said Bangor University's vicechancellor, Professor Merfyn Jones. …