Excellence in Research for Australia results confirm Melbourne’s pre-eminence in research

December 15 / 173

Melbourne has been awarded the highest number of top ratings for specific research fields with 53 disciplines rated “well above world standard” in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessments.

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)measures the quality and strength of research produced by Australian universities against world standards and is managed by the Australian Research Council. 

Melbourne also took the lead in broad research areas, with 13 discipline clusters rated “well above world standard” and nine rated “above world standards”. 

Four discipline clusters achieved an inclusive “well above world standard” rating in all areas: Physical Sciences; Education; Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services; and Law and Legal Studies.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor James McCluskey said these results attest to the excellence of our research across all of the University’s disciplines.

“It is a huge achievement that a large and comprehensive university performs uniformly well in its research. It is something many aspire to, but few are able to realise,” he said. 

“Our success in ERA depends entirely on the researchers who undertake the excellent research that underpins our submissions. Such work requires significant dedication and the University is indebted to all the discipline leaders who took such care in ensuring our submission was to the highest possible standard.”

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Story by Jon Speroni

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