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Excellence in Research for Australia

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation exercise led by the Australian Research Council (ARC), assesses the quality of research conducted by Australia's higher education institutions. Research quality is evaluated against a combination of indicators together with expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognized experts.

Research Services, under the direction the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and other research leaders at the University, is responsible for the preparation of the University of Canberra's ERA submission.

The University of Canberra continues to grow in strength as a research-led institution with an increasing number of areas of research being rated as world-leading in ERA 2018. The University's performance in environmental sciences was rated well above world standard, particularly in the fields of ecological applications and environmental science and management. Above world standard ratings were also achieved in the fields of genetics, clinical sciences, and public health and health services.

Our areas of research strength and their ERA 2018 ratings are tabulated below. A rating of 3 indicates the quality of research was assessed as being of world standard, 4 above world standard and 5 well above world standard.

Disciplines/Fields of Research Rating
Environmental Sciences 5
Ecological Applications 5
Environmental Science and Management 5
Genetics 5
Clinical Sciences5
Public Health and Health Services5
Human Movement and Sport Science 4
Nursing 4
Studies in Human Society4
Medical and Health Sciences4
Information Systems 4
Policy and Administration4
Political Science4
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences 3
Information and Computing Sciences 3
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing 3
Education 3
Education Systems 3
Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
Specialist Studies in Education 3
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences3
Law and Legal Studies3
Studies In Creative Arts and Writing3
Performing Arts and Creative Writing3
Language, Communication and Culture3
Communication and Media Studies3

Ratings Key

(5) - Well above world standard

(4) - Above world standard

(3) - World standard