"Our outstanding result in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise demonstrates the leading role played by the IOE in educational research in the UK and the world"
Director of the Institute of Education
We are one of the world's leading centres for education and related areas of social science. The Institute of Education, London (IOE) is ranked seventh in the world's top ten education research centres and in the top three for research citations.*
According to the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) results the IOE tops the league tables** in education research in both quality and quantity. Across all subjects, the IOE's performance places it in the top 10 universities in the UK.
The Institute was the only one of the 81 education submissions to have 35% of its submission judged to be 4* (that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour). In terms of volume, the Institute's submission, 218 FTE, dominated the sector with Edinburgh second at 85 FTE. Overall, the Institute has more 4* research in education than Oxford, Cambridge, King's, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter, Manchester Metropolitan, Warwick and York (i.e. the rest of the top 10 education institutions) combined.
The IOE conducts around a quarter of the educational research carried out in UK Universities. We are also the second highest recipient of social science research funding among UK higher education institutions.
Research at the IOE is funded by a diverse range of organisations including research councils, charities, government departments and international agencies. The IOE's income from research projects was £13.4 million in 2011-12, reflecting a high level of success in a competitive funding environment.
*2013 QS World University Ranking
**League tables taken from reports produced by Research Fortnight, a leading research publication.