The Australian Research Council administer the Excellence in Research for Australia

This is a federal initiative that aims to recognise and promote research excellence and to identify emerging research strengths in Australian universities.

ERA is a comprehensive evaluation of the quality of the research undertaken in all disciplines based on a suite of indicators appropriate for each discipline. Committees of national and international experts determine the final ratings of each assessed discipline. The last ERA evaluation was conducted in 2015. Outcomes of the 2018 round will be available in early 2019.

ERA 2015 outcomes

98% of research rated world standard or above (based on volume of research outputs submitted at the broad (two-digit) level

  • Broad fields assessed (2-digit FoRs) 18 of 19 rated world standard or above
  • Specific fields assessed (4-digit FoRs) 54 rated world standard or above
ERA 5 well above world standardERA 4 above world standard
02 Physical Sciences0205 Optical Physics1108 Medical Microbiology
0204 Condensed Matter Physics0304 Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry1112 Oncology & Carcinogenesis
0206 Quantum Physics0406 Physical Geography & Environmental Geoscience1115 Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences
03 Chemical Sciences0502 Environmental Science & Management1301 Education Systems
0302 Inorganic Chemistry0503 Soil Sciences1505 Marketing
0303 Macromolecular & Materials Chemistry0801 Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing1506 Tourism
05 Environmental Sciences09 Engineering16 Studies in Human Society
0501 Ecological Applications0905 Civil Engineering1607 Social Work
0602 Ecology0906 Electrical & Electronic Engineering1608 Sociology
1105 Dentistry0907 Environmental Engineering18 Law & Legal Studies
1110 Nursing0912 Materials Engineering1801 Law
1602 Criminology0913 Mechanical Engineering19 Studies in Creative Arts & Writing
1606 Political Science11 Medical & Health Sciences1902 Film, Television & Digital Media
 1106 Human Movement & Sports Science21 History & Archaeology
  2103 Historical Studies

ERA 2015 evaluated research undertaken between 2008 and 2013. Griffith was assessed in 19 broad fields of research (two-digit FoRs) and 59 specific fields of research (four-digit FoRs).

  • 98% of Griffith’s research outputs submitted at the two-digit level were rated world standard or above
  • 18 of 19 Griffith’s broad (two-digit) fields of research that reached the assessment threshold were rated world standard or above
  • 54 of 59 Griffith’s specific (four-digit) fields of research that reached the assessment threshold were rated world standard or above.

Previous rounds, ERA 2012 and ERA 2010, covered research undertaken between 2005-2010 and 2003-2008 respectively. For outcomes for Griffith and other Australian universities in the 2015 and previous rounds visit the ERA website.

Griffith’s ERA contacts

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Office for Research staff