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Underpaid, undervalued and under-resourced. No wonder UK academics are succumbing to the temptation to work abroad. The situation has not been helped by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which assigns every university research department a grade, with implications for funding and morale. Not one UK school of architecture received the highest 5* rating in the most recent RAE. It is not clear whether the fault lies with the schools or the validation process, or a combination. The ...

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