UK Human Geography No.1 in the World

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are releasing the findings of a benchmarking review of human geography

 The findings are:

 1. UK human geography ranks first in the world – it as an empirically and conceptually innovative, diverse, vibrant discipline that sets the intellectual agenda in many areas

 2. UK human geographers publish a considerable body of research in major disciplinary journals, coming first place internationally both in volume and citation impact.

3. UK human geography is radically interdisciplinary and has become an exporter of both staff and ideas to other disciplines

4. Research in human geography has substantial impact on policy and practice and addresses the challenges of the current impact agenda

And the best is what we do here at Liverpool: social and cultural, quantitative geographies!  Geography is cutting edge, has a great future, and should be invested in.

For further details, see: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-releases/25263/uk-human-geography-no.1-in-the-world.aspx

Peter North
Reader in Alternative Economies, Department of Geography and Planning

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