ERA 2010

Discover how the University of South Australia performed in the Excellence in Research for Australia 2010 National Report.

A summary of key findings is listed here. The full UniSA ERA 2010 results are available on the ARC website, as is the full ERA 2010 National Report.


ERA 2010 2-digit Field of Research result summaries

UniSA world class research disciplines at 2-digit FoR

Rating Descriptor FoR Discipline Cluster
5 Chemical Sciences 03 Physical, Chemical and Earth Science
4 Environmental Sciences 05 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
3 Mathematical Sciences 01 Mathematical, Information and Computing Sciences
3 Engineering 09 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
3 Medical and Health Sciences 11 Biomedical and Clinical Health Sciences
3 Medical and Health Sciences 11 Public and Allied Health Sciences
3 Built Environment and Design 12 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Law and Legal Studies 18 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Studies In Creative Arts and Writing 19 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Language, Communication and Culture 20 Humanities and Creative Arts

 

SA results by rating at 2-digit FoR

SA Institution World-class (3+4+5) Evaluated
The University of Adelaide 19 22
University of South Australia 10 18
Flinders University 9 18

 

Australian Technology Network (ATN) results by rating at 2-digit FoR 

 ATN Institution World-class (3+4+5) Evaluated
 Queensland University of Technology 17 22
 University of Technology Sydney 15 19
 University of South Australia 10 18
 RMIT University 10 18
 Curtin University of Technology 10 22

 


ERA 2010 4-digit Field of Research result summaries

UniSA world class research disciplines at 4-digit FoR

Rating  Descriptor FoR  Discipline Cluster
5 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural) 0306 Physical, Chemical and Earth Science
4 Environmental Science and Management 0502 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
4 Electrical and Electronic Engineering 0906 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
4 Materials Engineering 0912 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
4 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy 0914 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
4 Nursing 1110 Public and Allied Health Sciences
4 Nutrition and Dietetics 1111 Public and Allied Health Sciences
4 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1115 Biomedical and Clinical Health Sciences
3 Pure Mathematics 0101 Mathematical, Information and Computing Sciences
3 Applied Mathematics 0102 Mathematical, Information and Computing Sciences
3 Chemical Engineering 0904 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
3 Civil Engineering 0905 Engineering and Environmental Sciences
3 Medical Physiology 1116 Biomedical and Clinical Health Sciences
3 Public Health and Health Services 1117 Public and Allied Health Sciences
3 Urban and Regional Planning 1205 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Education Systems 1301 Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
3 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability 1501 Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
3 Business and Management 1503 Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
3 Tourism 1506 Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
3 Social Work 1607 Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
3 Law 1801 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Visual Arts and Crafts 1905 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Cultural Studies 2002 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Linguistics 2004 Humanities and Creative Arts
3 Historical Studies 2103 Humanities and Creative Arts

 

SA results by rating at 4-digit FoR

 SA Institution World-class (3+4+5) Evaluated
 The University of Adelaide 60 75
 University of South Australia 25 37
 Flinders University 22 44

 

Australian Technology Network (ATN) results by rating at 4-digit FoR

 ATN Institution World-class (3+4+5) Evaluated
 Queensland University of Technology 36 48
 University of Technology Sydney 32 45
 University of South Australia 25 37
 RMIT University 24 39
 Curtin University of Technology 20 56

 

National results by rating at 4-digit FoR 

The following Table has been compiled by the ATN and shows the number of disciplinary areas at the 4 digit Field of Research level assessed as performing at world class or above in each institution. There are 4 main bands of performance and UniSA is in the second band which is an excellent outcome given its young age. 

Institutions Age as at 2008 Total 4-digit
FOR evaluated
Total 4-digit FOR
at rating 3, 4 and 5
National ERA Performance Band 1      
The University of Melbourne 155 103 102
The University of Queensland 98 101 97
The University of Sydney 158 102 94
The University of New South Wales 59 88 84
Monash University 50 89 78
The University of Western Australia 97 84 64
The Australian National University 62 65 64
The University of Adelaide 134 75 60
National ERA Performance Band 2      
Griffith University 37 58 45
Macquarie University 44 55 44
University of Tasmania 118 54 38
The University of Newcastle 43 56 38
Queensland University of Technology 19 48 36
University of Wollongong 33 55 36
University of Technology Sydney 20 45 32
La Trobe University 41 49 29
Deakin University 34 59 28
University of South Australia 17 37 25
RMIT University 16 39 24
James Cook University 38 42 23
Flinders University 42 44 22
Murdoch University 35 34 22
Curtin University of Technology 22 56 20
University of Western Sydney 19 44 18
National ERA Performance Band 3      
Charles Sturt University 19 35 9
Swinburne University of Technology 16 24 8
The University of New England 19 22 7
Charles Darwin University 19 16 6
Victoria University 18 28 5
Australian Catholic University 17 14 4
Edith Cowan University 17 30 4
University of Canberra 19 16 3
Bond University 21 13 3
Southern Cross University 14 14 3
National ERA Performance Band 4      
Central Queensland University 16 15 1
University of Ballarat 14 10 1
University of Southern Queensland 16 9 1
Melbourne College of Divinity 98 1 1
University of the Sunshine Coast 10 7 0
Batchelor Institute 9 0 0
University of Notre Dame Australia 18 2 0

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