Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) is the Australian Government's national research evaluation framework, administered by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

The framework identifies excellence across the full spectrum of research performance and compares Australia's university research effort against international benchmarks. These comparisons give government, industry, business and the wider community assurance of the excellence of research conducted in Australian higher education institutions.

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Overall

Top-rated nationally

We're top-rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard’ in 23 fields of research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Arts, social sciences and communications

World-class research

Our history and archaeology research is rated ‘above world standard’.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-class research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our research in historical studies.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading linguistics research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our linguistics research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-class research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our research in language, communication and culture.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Business and commerce

Leading research

We’re ranked ‘above world standard’ for our research in artificial intelligence and image processing.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Top 4

We're 'well above world standard' for our banking, finance and investment research, one of the top four in Australia.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Health

World-class research

We are ranked 'well above world standard' for cardiorespiratory medicine and haematology.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

Our research in human movement and sports science is rated 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Top-rated

Our research in nursing is top-rated nationally and ranks 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Top-rated nationally

Our research in nutrition and dietetics is top-rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading research

We're ranked 'above world standard' for our research in oncology and carcinogenesis.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading research

Our research in other medical and health sciences is top-rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-class sports research

La Trobe's research in human movement and sports science and in physiology is rated 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

'Well above world standard'

Our research in psychology and cognitive sciences is top-rated nationally and rated 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

IT and engineering

Leading research

We’re ranked ‘above world standard’ for our research in artificial intelligence and image processing.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-class engineering research

Our research in civil engineering is top-rated nationally and rated 'well above world standard.'

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading research

La Trobe’s research in engineering and mathematical sciences research is rated 'above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading research

We're ranked 'above world standard' for our research in information systems.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Law and criminology

Leading law research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our law research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Science

World-leading research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in agricultural and veterinary sciences.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in analytical chemistry.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

Our research in animal production is ranked 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

Our research in biochemistry and cell biology is ranked 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

Our research in biological sciences is ranked 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

Our research in chemical sciences is ranked 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading physics research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in condensed matter physics.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

We're ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in crop and pasture production.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading researchers

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for ecological applications research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in ecology.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our genetics research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading chemistry research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our research in inorganic chemistry.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading research

Our research in mathematical sciences is ranked 'above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in medicinal and biomolecular chemistry.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-class research

La Trobe is the only university in Australia to have its research in microbiology rated 'well-above world standard' three times since 2012.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our neuroscience research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading research

We're ranked 'above world standard' for our research in oncology and carcinogenesis.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World leaders in optical physics

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in optical physics.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Chemistry leaders

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our research in physical chemistry.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our research in physical sciences.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading biology research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our plant biology research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading mathematics research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our research in pure mathematics.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Leading soil science research

Our research in soil sciences is top-rated nationally and rated 'well-above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading research

La Trobe’s research in statistics is rated 'above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Top-rated nationally

Our research in veterinary sciences is top-rated nationally and rated 'well-above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

World-leading zoology research

We’re ranked 'well above world standard' for our zoology research.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018