Previous ERA outcomes
In 2012, the ERA assessment placed the University of Newcastle equal 7th for research and found 90 per cent of our research to be world standard or above.
ERA assessments are conducted by the Australian Government to measure the research performance of Australia's universities. Results are based on a number of factors including review by an expert committee.
Our outstanding ERA results acknowledge UoN's place in the top research universities in the country. Some of our key achievements include:
- Placed equal 7th for research that is 'well above world standard'
- 18 fields of research achieve an ERA rating of '5' or 'well above world standard'
- The only university in Australia to receive a '5' rating for social work research
- One of only two universities to achieve a '5' rating in applied mathematics, biochemistry and cell biology, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering
- Our Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment rated in the top 5 in the country
- 9 research areas receive an ERA rating of '4' or 'above world standard'
- 17 research areas receive an ERA rating of '3' or 'at world standard'
- 2 and 4 digit rank order (XLS 25 KB)
- 4 digit rank order (XLS 24 KB)
- Universities per rating (XLS 30 KB)
- UoN 2010 -v- 2012 (2 digit results) (XLS 12 KB)
- UoN 2010 -v- 2012 (4 digit results) (XLS 13 KB)
- Results - All Universities (XLS 232 KB)
On the 31 January 2011 the Australian Government announced the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) outcomes for the period 2003-2008.
ERA, an independent assessment coordinated by the Australian Research Council (ARC), is designed to assess research quality in Australia's higher education institutions by measuring the research performance of universities over the period 2003-08.
- UoN ERA 2010 Ranking - by Field of Research (FoR) (PDF 52 KB)
- Total FoRs by Institution (PDF 17 KB)
- Percentage of FoRs by Institution (PDF 18 KB)
Further information on ERA 2010 outcomes, including detailed analysis, can be found on ERA 2010 National Report page on the ARC website.