ERA and EI

ERA and EI

Excellence in research

ERA and EI explained

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) are Australia’s national research assessment exercises. ERA assesses research quality, while EI assesses the research engagement of a discipline and the research impact of submitted case studies. Together ERA and EI offer a comprehensive suite of indicators for assessing university research in Australia.

Excellence in Research

Highlights of Macquarie’s 2018 ERA results:
  • 100 per cent of research rated at world standard and above at the 2-digit level
  • 50 per cent increase in research rated at 5 at the 4-digit level
  • Macquarie has maintained consistently excellent performance in Physical Sciences and Environmental Sciences, achieving the highest ERA ratings for these areas in 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018
Highlights of Macquarie’s 2018 Engagement and Impact results:
  • 91 per cent of Macquarie’s impact case studies have made a significant contribution beyond academia
  • 100 per cent of Macquarie’s research is characterised by effective or highly effective interactions between researchers and research end-users outside of academia

ERA 2018 Ratings

Our performance (two digit fields of research):
  • Outstanding performance well above world standard
    • Physical Sciences
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
  • Performance above world standard
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Earth Sciences
    • Medical and Health Sciences
    • Language, Communication and Culture
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
    • Chemical Sciences
    • Information and Computing Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Education
  • World standard
    • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
    • Law and Legal Studies
    • History and Archaeology
    • Economics
    • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
    • Studies In Human Society
    • Studies In Creative Arts and Writing

2018 Engagement and Impact Ratings

  • Engagement Rated High

    • Environmental Sciences
    • Agricultural and Veterinarian Sciences
    • Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
    • Education
    • Studies in Human Society
    • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
    • Language, Communication and Culture
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Impact Rated High

    • Indigenous
    • Earth Sciences
    • Agricultural and Veterinarian Sciences
    • Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
    • Education
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Approach to Impact Rated High

    • Indigenous
    • Earth Sciences
    • Agricultural and Veterinarian Sciences
    • Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
    • Public and Allied Health Sciences
    • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
    • Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
    • History and Archaeology
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
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