Excellence in Research for Australia 2012
What is ERA?
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 assessment is conducted by the Australian Government to measure the research performance of Australia’s higher education institutions from 2005 to 2010.
Research is grouped into 22 broad categories ('two-digit' fields) and 157 more detailed categories ('four-digit' fields) and then rated between 1 and 5:
- 'well below world standard'
- 'below world standard'
- 'at world standard'
- 'above world standard'
- 'well above world standard'
In 2012, the University of Newcastle has achieved three '5' ratings in two-digit fields (0 in ERA 2010), and 18 '5' ratings in four-digit fields (seven in ERA 2010).
Newcastle's performance in 2012
An independent Australian Government assessment of research excellence has placed the University of Newcastle equal 7th for research that is 'well above world standard'.
Under the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment 90 per cent of research at Newcastle is rated world standard and above.
To view the University of Newcastle's 2012 ERA data in full visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research/research-services/era/
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Mike Calford
Our world-leading researchers
The University achieved a rating of 5 in 18 fields in the 2012 ERA assessment. Here, our researchers in areas of excellence tell their stories.
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Laureate Professor John Aitken
Laureate Professor Paul Foster
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Professor John Forbes
Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
Professor Kevin Galvin
Professor Natashia Boland
Professor Scott Sloan
Professor Mark Jones
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Professor Reza Moheimani
Nutrition and Dietetics
Professor Clare Collins