ERA

Excellence in Research for Australia

University of Wollongong delivering world-class research 

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative aims to identify and promote excellence across the full spectrum of research activity, including discovery and applied research, in Australia's higher education institutions. ERA reflects the Government's commitment to a transparent, streamlined approach to the evaluation of the quality of research undertaking in Australia's universities. 

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ERA Media Release
 
'World-class standing confirmed in national research report' 

UOW’s standing as a world class research intensive university has been confirmed today with the Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report revealing a marked increase in the number of disciplines delivering research rated as well above world standard.

ERA Outcomes 2015 

  • 98% of UOW’s disciplines that were assessed in ERA 2015 were rated as “At”, “Above”, or “Well above world standard”.*
  • More than three quarters of UOW’s assessed disciplines were rated as “Above”, or “Well above world standard”.*
  • The number of UOW’s disciplines rated as “Well above world standard” has tripled since 2012.*

*Based on results at the 4-digit FOR code level

 

ERA Rankings 5

UOW was rated "Well above world standard” in a variety of disciplines, including 1 two-digit FOR code and 21 four-digit FOR codes:

  • 0102  Applied Mathematics
  • 0104  Statistics
  • 0299  Other Physical Sciences
  • 03  Chemical Sciences
  • 0301  Analytical Chemistry
  • 0302  Inorganic Chemistry
  • 0303  Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
  • 0304  Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
  • 0305  Organic Chemistry
  • 0306  Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
  • 0401  Atmospheric Sciences
  • 0403  Geology
  • 0406  Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
  • 0502  Environmental Science and Management
  • 0905  Civil Engineering
  • 0906  Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0910  Manufacturing Engineering
  • 0912  Materials Engineering
  • 1106  Human Movement and Sports Science
  • 1109  Neurosciences
  • 1110  Nursing
  • 2101  Archaeology

 

ERA Rankings 4

UOW was rated “Above world standard” in 7 two-digit FOR codes and 11 four-digit FOR codes:

  • 01  Mathematical Sciences
  • 0101  Pure Mathematics
  • 04  Earth Sciences
  • 0806  Information Systems
  • 09  Engineering
  • 0913  Mechanical Engineering
  • 0914  Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
  • 1302  Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 16  Studies In Human Society
  • 1604  Human Geography
  • 18  Law and Legal Studies
  • 1801  Law
  • 20  Language, Communication and Culture
  • 2002  Cultural Studies
  • 2005  Literary Studies
  • 21  History and Archaeology
  • 2103  Historical Studies
  • 2203  Philosophy

 

ERA Rankings 3 

UOW was rated “At world standard” in 9 two-digit FOR codes and 8 four-digit FOR codes:

  • 02  Physical Sciences
  • 05  Environmental Sciences
  • 06  Biological Sciences
  • 0602  Ecology
  • 08  Information and Computing Sciences
  • 0801  Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
  • 0803  Computer Software
  • 13  Education
  • 1303  Specialist Studies In Education
  • 14  Economics
  • 1608  Sociology
  • 17  Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 19  Studies In Creative Arts and Writing
  • 1904  Performing Arts and Creative Writing
  • 1905  Visual Arts and Crafts
  • 2001  Communication and Media Studies
  • 22  Philosophy and Religious Studies 

 

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Last reviewed: 7 April, 2016
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