Details of the University of Newcastle's 2010 and 2012 ERA outcomes

Previous ERA outcomes

ERA 2012

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 Performance

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'


ERA 2010

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.


  1. UoN ERA 2010 Ranking - by Field of Research (FoR) (PDF 52 KB)
  2. Total FoRs by Institution (PDF 17 KB)
  3. 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.