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Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

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 world-leading research combined with our commitment to fostering partnerships and collaboration is why we are increasingly the partner of choice for industry. 

95% of ATN research is ranked at world class or above.

The 2018 round of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative, which assesses the research quality of Australia's higher education institutions against Australian and world benchmarks, has found that 95% of our assessed research is at or above world-class standard.

Disciplines in which multiple ATN universities are well above world-class (ERA rating 5) include:

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The table below demonstrates disciplines that achieved well above world-class ratings (ERA rating of 5) for each ATN university.

University of South Australia RMIT University
  • 0102 Applied Mathematics
  • 0104 Statistics
  • 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management
  • 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • 0905 Civil Engineering
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0912 Materials Engineering
  • 0913 Mechanical Engineering
  • 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
  • 1110 Nursing
  • 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 1116 Medical Physiology
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 0301 Analytical Chemistry
  • 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
  • 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management
  • 0605 Microbiology
  • 0901 Aerospace Engineering
  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0907 Environmental Engineering
  • 0910 Manufacturing Engineering
  • 0912 Materials Engineering
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
  • 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 1116 Medical Physiology
  • 2001 Communication and Media Studies
Curtin University University of Technology Sydney
  • 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics
  • 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences
  • 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
  • 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
  • 0402 Geochemistry
  • 0403 Geology
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management
  • 0602 Ecology
  • 0607 Plant Biology
  • 0608 Zoology
  • 0703 Crop and Pasture Production
  • 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 0206 Quantum Physics
  • 0301 Analytical Chemistry
  • 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
  • 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
  • 0501 Ecological Applications
  • 0502 Environmental Science and Management
  • 0604 Genetics
  • 0605 Microbiology
  • 0607 Plant Biology
  • 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering
  • 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
  • 1110 Nursing
  • 1401 Economic Theory
  • 1403 Econometrics
  • 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment
  • 1505 Marketing