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ATN delivers research excellence in new ERA results

27 March 2019

The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) has delivered quality in research in the latest Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) report. Our members are among the best young universities in the world having received a ranking of world standard or above in more than 95 per cent of its research assessed under ERA, an increase from 93 per cent achieved in ERA 2015.

“As young universities committed to cutting edge, world-leading research, these results are a testament to the high calibre academics and researchers in our universities,” says ATN Acting Executive Director Alec Webb.

The 2018 ERA results demonstrate ATN’s excellence in Applied Mathematics, Physical Chemistry, Environmental Science and Management, Materials Engineering, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Psychology with all institutions achieving 4-digit field of research ratings of 4 or 5.

“Our excellence in research has been the outcome of our focus on industry and genuine collaboration. Our world-leading research combined with our commitment to fostering partnerships and collaboration is why we are increasingly the partner of choice for industry.

“The ATN is committed to ensuring our research not only benefits our local community, but also addresses areas of national importance, societal challenges, global trends and improves the productivity and prosperity of Australia.

“Our researchers drive national and international innovation, economic development, social change and environmental sustainability. They are the key to unlocking Australia’s innovation capacity to remain competitive on the global stage,” says Mr Webb.

The ATN is extremely proud of our achievement and the recognition we have received through the 2018 ERA results. We are committed to strengthening our research excellence and improving commercialisation outcomes to continue to benefit our national and international communities.