Excellence in research for Australia 2012: ERA national report

6 Dec 2012

This report presents a comprehensive assessment, by discipline, of the quality of research activity conducted in Australia's higher education institutions.


This report provides information on the discipline-specific research activity of each eligible Australian highereducation institution (see Appendix 1: Eligible Institutions), and the contribution of each discipline to the national landscape.

The report is divided into five sections:

  • The Introduction provides an overview of the ERA framework and methodology.
  • Section 1: ERA 2012 National Overview provides a national summary of world standard research performance, a summary of all data submitted for the purposes of ERA evaluation, and some observations arising from ERA 2012 submission data.
  • Section 2: Results by Fields of Research (FoR) Code provides a summary of evaluation outcomes and data for each FoR code, including ERA rating outcomes, information about interdisciplinary research, and key volume and activity information.
  • Section 3: National Profiles by FoR Code provides a detailed breakdown of ERA data by two-digit and four-digit FoR codes.
  • Section 4: ERA 2012 Institution Report provides the ERA ratings for each assessable Unit of Evaluation (UoE) for each of the 41 institutions eligible for ERA.
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