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Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

ERA Documents


Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) is an independent assessment coordinated by the Australian Research Council (ARC). It is designed to assess research quality in Australia's higher education institutions by measuring the research performance of universities.

ERA assesses research at the discipline level and uses the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Field of Research (FoR) Codes at the 4-digit level to categorise research.

Southern Cross University's research in fourteen key areas has been given the highest possible classification of 'well above world standard' in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 national report.

 
  • Earth Sciences (04)
  • Geochemistry (0402)
  • Oceanography (0405)
  • Environmental Science and Management (0502)
  • Ecology (0602)
  • Zoology (0608)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (07)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (0703)
  • Fisheries Sciences (0704)
  • Forestry Sciences (0705)
  • Civil Engineering (0905)
  • Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy (0914)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (1104)
  • Nursing (1110)

The University also received the classification of 'above world standard' and 'world standard' in an additional 9 research areas:

  • Environmental Sciences (05)
  • Soil Sciences (0503)
  • Biological Sciences (06)
  • Engineering (09)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (11)
  • Human Movement and Sports Science (1106) 
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (1302)
  • Tourism (1506)
  • Policy and Administration (1605)

Further information on our ERA outcomes can be found at:

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