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The School of Science's three departments have been recognised for their educational and research excellence. Psychological Sciences were rated 5th nationally, Earth and Planetary Sciences were rated 6th and Biological Sciences were rated 11th (the last two being joint submissions with UCL) in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Full academic profiles, plus details of research projects, teaching and publications, can be found under the staff sections on each department website.

The School is led by the Executive Dean, Professor Nicholas Keep and the School Executive Board. The School Manager is Rabinder Bery.

The newly published Times Higher Education World University rankings for 2017-18 puts Birkbeck in the top third of more than a thousand leading universities, and in the top 10% of universities for international outlook, based on overseas staff, students and research collaborations.

The Prize is perhaps the most prestigious available in the field of crystallography, given to Sir Tom Blundell in recognition of his worldwide leadership in crystallographic innovation.

Research from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences’ Dr Philip Pogge von Strandmann found the Earth’s ‘natural thermostat’ could enable recovery from climate change – but this would take hundreds of thousands of years.