More than 90 per cent of our research is rated at or above world standard

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

At UON our research is driven by a commitment to quality and impact. We are a research intensive university and receive outstanding results from Australia's leading research assessment Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

In 2012, the University ranked equal seventh nationally for research 'well above world standard' in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment , up from tenth in 2010. This assessment was carried out by the Australian Government's principal research agency, the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Under ERA, 90 per cent of our research was rated 'at world standard' or above, and 27 fields of research were rated either 'above world standard' or 'well above world standard'.

View the University of Newcastle Excellence in Research Ratings (4 Digit FoR Codes) 2010 vs 2012

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

The table below summarises our 2012 ERA Results in descending numerical order.

4-digit fields
of research

2-digit fields
of research

5 well

4 above

3 world