Excellence in Research for Australia

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) is Australia’s national research evaluation framework. It identifies excellence in research, by comparing Australia's university research effort against international benchmarks, and highlights the research strengths of individual universities.

ERA utilises a five–point rating scale:

  • well above world standard
  • above world standard
  • average performance at world standard
  • below world standard
  • well below world standard

Rankings

  • Top rated/Well above world standard in 22 fields

Fields where we excelled

Well above world standard

Above world standard

Statistics

Physical Sciences

Condensed Matter Physics

Optical Physics

Analytical Chemistry

Biological Sciences

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Ecology

Microbiology

Physiology

Plant Biology

Zoology

Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Animal Production

Crop and Pasture Production

Veterinary Sciences

Human Movement and Sports Science

Neurosciences

Nursing

Nutrition and Dietetics

Other Medical and Health Sciences

Archaeology

Mathematical Sciences

Pure Mathematics

Chemical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry

Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry

Soil Sciences

Genetics

Banking, Finance and Investment

Political Science

Social Work

Psychology

Language, Communication and Culture

Linguistics

History and Archaeology

Historical Studies

Source: ERA