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Support Grows for British Exercise to Allocate University Funds

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Science  28 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5453, pp. 569
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5453.569

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Next year British universities go under the microscope for the country's fifth Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), an attempt to rank departments' research output and help the government invest wisely in academic infrastructure. And even some of its most persistent critics acknowledge that the RAE, which has drawn international attention, has overcome a rocky start and is working increasingly well.