UON has ranked 8th in the 2015 ERA assessment for research that is ‘well above world standard’ with 90% of our research rated 'at world class' or above

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

In 2015 the University of Newcastle ranked 8th nationally for research 'well above world standard' in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

90% of our research was rated 'at world standard' or above, and 38 fields of research were rated either 'above world standard' or 'well above world standard'.

This assessment was carried out by the Australian Government's principal research agency, the Australian Research Council (ARC).

2015 ERA outcomes

4-digit fields
of research

2-digit fields
of research

5 well

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Genetics
  • Human Movement and Sports Science
  • Immunology
  • Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
  • Neurosciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
  • Statistics

4 above

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business and Management
  • Computation Theory and Mathematics
  • Geology
  • Historical Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physiology
  • Other Physical Sciences
  • Physiology
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Religion and Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Zoology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering
  • History and Archaeology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

3 world

  • Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
  • Building
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Human Geography
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Other Medical and Health Sciences
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing
  • Policy and Administration
  • Specialist Studies In Education
  • Built Environment and Design
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • Education
  • Information and Computing Sciences
  • Language, Communication and Culture
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Studies In Creative Arts and Writing
  • Studies In Human Society

Visit our ERA data for a better understanding of the ERA assessment and a detailed view of our results.