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

2018 Rankings: fields where we excelled

 Well above world standardAbove world standardAt world standard
Broad disciplinary levelPhysical Sciences
Chemical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Engineering
Medical and Health Sciences
Law and Legal Studies
Language, Communication and Culture
History and Archaeology
Environmental Sciences
Information and Computing Sciences
Education
Economics
Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Studies in Human Society
Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Detailed disciplinary levelCondensed Matter Physics
Optical Physics
Analytical Chemistry
Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
Soil Sciences
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Microbiology
Physiology
Plant Biology
Zoology
Animal Production
Crop and Pasture Production
Veterinary Sciences
Civil Engineering
Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Human Movement and Sports Science
Nursing
Nutrition and Dietetics
Other Medical and Health Sciences
Banking, Finance and Investment
Psychology
Pure Mathematics
Statistics
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
Ecological Applications
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Information Systems
Neurosciences
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Social Work
Law
Linguistics
Archaeology
Historical Studies
Applied Mathematics
Organic Chemistry
Clinical Sciences
Specialist Studies in Education
Applied Economics
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Business and Management
Tourism
Anthropology
Policy and Administration
Political Science
Sociology
Journalism and Professional Writing
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Literary Studies
Philosophy

Source: ERA