International Review of Mathematics (IRM), March 2004
An international review of UK research in mathematics (including statistics) was undertaken in autumn 2003 on behalf of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS). The review was conducted by a panel of experts of high international standing. It centred on the standing, quality and potential of mathematics research in the UK. This review was part of a series undertaken by EPSRC in collaboration with the relevant subject societies.
The final report was published in March 2004. The Society welcomed it, agreeing with its high praise for UK research in statistics, but also sharing its concerns about the renewal of the academic base. Follow-up meetings have been held between CMS representatives and the Chief Executive and other officers of EPSRC.
The next International Review of Mathematics is scheduled for 2011 (somewhat later than had originally been intended) and will be managed by EPSRC's Evaluation Team.
IRM report (PDF 256 KB)
The Society's press statement welcoming the report (PDF 90 KB)
Professor Bernard Silverman's summary of work leading up to the Review (PDF 47 KB)
Short report of EPSRC meeting after the Review (PDF 58 KB)
Statistics community proposal for action following the review (PDF 121 KB)