Universities and colleges ratings and rankings


University research funding: a quick guide

This quick guide explains how Australian universities resource research activities. Based on key Australian Government data, it sets out the major sources and distribution of university research funding.

2018 student experience survey national report

This report reflects the experiences of around 194,000 undergraduate students and 89,000 postgraduate coursework students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions.
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Engagement and impact assessment 2018-19: national report

The Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018–19 national report presents an assessment of how institutions are translating their research into economic, environmental, social and other benefits. This report provides information on research engagement, impact and approach to impact for disciplines at each eligible Australian higher education...
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State of Australian university research 2018–19: ERA national report

At the conclusion of each Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) round, the ARC publishes a national report. This fourth national report provides the ERA ratings and information and analyses on Australia’s university research landscape.
Discussion paper

Intangible assets: funding research in the arts and humanities

Over the last forty years, there has been a change of worlds in funding research in the arts and humanities. In the Old World, there was little direct funding or assessment of AH research. In the New World, AH research is funded directly, it is...

Beware the ‘Research Excellence Framework’ ranking in the humanities

Like all rankings, the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) has its share of shortcomings and moreover could be a damaging exercise for the humanities.
Journal article

Zen and the art of university rankings in art and design

Rankings in higher education are now common, but do they mean anything? University rankings, while imperfect, serve as a proxy for comparative measures of quality. This paper begins by providing a philosophical and historical profile of the notion of “quality,”

2016 Student experience survey: national report

The Student Experience Survey (SES) is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia. Around 178,000 first and later year undergraduate students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions (NUHEIs) participated in the 2016 SES. The survey is designed to collect...

2016 Employer satisfaction survey: national report

The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is the first national survey that directly links the experiences of graduates to the views of their direct supervisors. The ESS is undertaken on a systematic basis by asking employed graduates who participated in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) four...