UOW’s standing as a world-class, research-intensive university has been reinforced by the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, announced Wednesday 27 March by Federal Minister for Education the Hon. Dan Tehan.
Published by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the ERA report benchmarks the university’s research against national and international standards.
UOW received the top rating of 5 (“well above world standard”) in 23 research areas (up from 21 in the previous ERA round in 2015; from seven in 2012; and from three in the first ERA round in 2010); and also in two broad research fields (up from one in 2015). A further 22 research areas and 10 broad research fields were given the next highest rating of 4 (“above world standard”), up from 11 and seven in 2015, 19 and six in 2012 and 14 and five in 2010.
In total, 90 per cent of all UOW research was rated as being “at world standard” or better, 73 per cent was rated “above world standard” or better, and 37 per cent was rated “well above world standard”.
Nationally, across the research area level, UOW was ranked 10th (out of 42 institutions) calculated by taking a university’s Grade Point Average score and multipling it by their total number of assessed disciplines (see table below).
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Professor Jennifer Martin AC congratulated the University’s researchers for an outstanding result.