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ERA results confirm USQ’s research quality

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The ERA assessment, which evaluates the quality of research conducted at universities around Australia, rated USQ as world standard or better in 30 areas of research.

The 18 research fields receiving the ultimate accolade of ‘well above world standard’ were Numerical and Computational Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Astronomical and Space Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Inorganic Chemistry; Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry; Environmental Science and Management; Microbiology; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production; Materials Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Medical and Health Sciences; Clinical Sciences; Human Movement and Sports Science; Nutrition and Dietetics; Public Health and Health Services; and Psychology.

USQ Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, said the outstanding results put the University on par with the best in the world and were a reflection of an unrelenting quest for research excellence and strategic investment.

'We continue to attract the best and brightest minds to USQ and invest in state-of-the-art facilities and technology, to be well-positioned in supporting industry and driving innovation for the nation.'

USQ 2018 ERA Results

  • (0103) Numerical and Computational Mathematics
  • (02) Physical Sciences
  • (0201) Astronomical and Space Sciences
  • (03) Chemical Sciences
  • (0302) Inorganic Chemistry
  • (0303) Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
  • (0502) Environmental Science and Management
  • (0605) Microbiology
  • (0701) Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • (0703) Crop and Pasture Production
  • (0912) Materials Engineering
  • (0913) Mechanical Engineering
  • (11) Medical and Health Sciences
  • (1103) Clinical Sciences
  • (1106) Human Movement and Sports Science
  • (1111) Nutrition and Dietetics
  • (1117) Public Health and Health Services
  • (1701) Psychology
  • (01) Mathematical Sciences
  • (05) Environmental Sciences
  • (07) Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • (09) Engineering
  • (17) Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • (06) Biological Sciences
  •  (08) Information and Computing Sciences
  • (0806) Information Systems
  • (0905) Civil Engineering
  • (0910) Manufacturing Engineering
  • (1110) Nursing
  • (2103) Historical Studies