The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has rated research at USQ as world-class in a nationwide study. Mapping the areas of research carried out by Australian universities over a six-year period from 2003, the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) study determined USQ as performing world-class research in the four clusters of:
All of USQ’s ERA ratings can be found on the ARC’s ERA 2010 National Report.
USQ's ERA 2012 submission has been forwarded to the Australian Research Council. Universities are awaiting the outcome of the 2012 study.