Universities and colleges--Ratings and rankings


24 Apr 2019

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.


10 Apr 2019

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.

Data portal

29 Mar 2019

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...

Data portal

27 Mar 2019

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.


7 Dec 2018

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.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2018

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...

Conference paper

Paper presented at the New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference, Wellington, 12-14 July 2017
31 Jul 2017

Examines how the research capability of staff within New Zealand universities has evolved since 2003.


4 Apr 2017

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...

Journal article

23 Mar 2017

Given widespread labor market precarity, contemporary workers - especially those in the media and creative industries - are increasingly called upon to brand themselves. Academics, we contend, are experiencing a parallel pressure to engage in self-promotional practices, particularly as universities become progressively more market-driven. Academia.edu,...

Journal article

2 Jan 2017

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,”

Journal article

23 Sep 2016

This special edition of the 'Policy Studies' journal examines performance measurement in social and public policy and public services. Taking a policy instrument perspective the papers in the edition, the articles examine the postitive and negative effects of performance measurement, and what works.

Fact sheet

31 Mar 2016

A collation of the latest results in five of the most closely followed international university rankings.

This resource presents the latest results for New Zealand universities in five of the most closely followed rankings systems: QS World University Rankings, QS World University Subject Rankings,...


9 Apr 2014

Summary: Despite being subject to much criticism, international university rankings are attracting more coverage, are proliferating, and appear to be here to stay. Most countries and universities at the very least monitor the results of the rankings when they are published. Many universities strive...



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...



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