Key facts about our 2015 ERA results



48/51
Disciplines ranked at or above world standard

16
Disciplines rated ‘well above world standard’

94%
Disciplines ranked at or above world standard

ERA 2015 Success and Achievements

World leading, locally relevant

We are celebrating our institution’s success in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.

48 out of 51 units were rated at world standard or above. At 94 percent, that’s a significant increase on 71 percent in the previous round three years ago.

These results show we are delivering world-leading research across a broad range of subjects, confirming our reputation as a comprehensive institution conducting quality research with partners around the world. Our authority in the physical, natural, marine and environmental sciences is again highlighted, as well as the significance of our research in the health and clinical sciences. We have also once more achieved high ratings in the social sciences and humanities.

Leading Through Research

Research will underpin future innovation here in Tasmania and throughout Australia, and our institution will continue to play an important role in driving that agenda as it emerges. Our ERA 2015 results provide absolute assurance that this University is well placed to offer a rich portfolio of excellence, world leading research to support the process. Through the excellence of our research we are part of numerous domestic and international collaborations which serve to draw new talent to the state and foster partnerships with an amazing consortium of stakeholders. Assisting us, and other universities, will be an ARC that recognises and supports emergent and new research activity.

After 125 years The University of Tasmania has established both pedigree and purpose as an educational leader. Research excellence has provided a strong foundation and is one of the key strategic drivers to our future success and that of our state and country.


Our results by discipline

Discipline areas that achieved the highest rating ‘well above world standard’:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Oceanography
  • Ecology
  • Plant Biology
  • Zoology
  • Fisheries sciences
  • Horticultural production
  • Clinical sciences
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Neurosciences
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmology and optometry
  • Agriculture, land and farm management

Discipline areas were rated at level 4, or above world standard:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Astronomical and space sciences
  • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
  • Ecological applications
  • Environmental science and management
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Forestry sciences
  • Geomatic engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Historical studies
  • Philosophy

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