Australian University Rankings Guide

Australian University Rankings by Fields of Research

Australian University Research Fields Rankings List

Australian universities have a range of research strengths which have been analysed as part of the ERA evaluation of research excellence. The following table breaks down the Australian university research rankings by ‘Field of Research’ to allow for an examination and comparison of how well each of the universities has performed within the individual fields. It should be noted however that not all universities are concerned with developing research excellence, or developing research excellence across a range of fields, and might be more focused on vocationally oriented outcomes.

Australian University Research Rankings by ERA Fields of Research (Major Fields highlighted, click Field of Research to view rankings)
ANZFoR Code Field of Research Ranking
01Mathematical Sciences
0101Pure Mathematics
0102Applied Mathematics
0103Numerical and Computational Mathematics
0105Mathematical Physics
0199Other Mathematical Sciences

02Physical Sciences
0201Astronomical and Space Sciences
0202Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
0203Classical Physics
0204Condensed Matter Physics
0205Optical Physics
0206Quantum Physics
0299Other Physical Sciences

03Chemical Sciences
0301Analytical Chemistry
0302Inorganic Chemistry
0303Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
0304Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
0305Organic Chemistry
0306Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
0307Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
0399Other Chemical Sciences

04Earth Sciences
0401Atmospheric Sciences
0406Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
0499Other Earth Sciences

05Environmental Sciences
0501Ecological Applications
0502Environmental Science and Management
0503Soil Sciences
0599Other Environmental Sciences

06Biological Sciences
0601Biochemistry and Cell Biology
0603Evolutionary Biology
0607Plant Biology
0699Other Biological Sciences

07Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
0701Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
0702Animal Production
0703Crop and Pasture Production
0704Fisheries Sciences
0705Forestry Sciences
0706Horticultural Production
0707Veterinary Sciences
0799Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

08Information and Computing Sciences
0801Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
0802Computation Theory and Mathematics
0803Computer Software
0804Data Format
0805Distributed Computing
0806Information Systems
0807Library and Information Studies
0899Other Information and Computing Sciences

0901Aerospace Engineering
0902Automotive Engineering
0903Biomedical Engineering
0904Chemical Engineering
0905Civil Engineering
0906Electrical and Electronic Engineering
0907Environmental Engineering
0908Food Sciences
0909Geomatic Engineering
0910Manufacturing Engineering
0911Maritime Engineering
0912Materials Engineering
0913Mechanical Engineering
0914Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
0915Interdisciplinary Engineering
0999Other Engineering

1001Agricultural Biotechnology
1002Environmental Biotechnology
1003Industrial Biotechnology
1004Medical Biotechnology
1005Communications Technologies
1006Computer Hardware
1099Other Technology

11Medical and Health Sciences
1101Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
1102Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
1103Clinical Sciences
1104Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1106Human Movement and Sports Science
1108Medical Microbiology
1111Nutrition and Dietetics
1112Oncology and Carcinogenesis
1113Ophthalmology and Optometry
1114Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
1115Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
1116Medical Physiology
1117Public Health and Health Services
1199Other Medical and Health Sciences

12Built Environment and Design
1203Design Practice and Management
1204Engineering Design
1205Urban and Regional Planning
1299Other Built Environment and Design

1301Education Systems
1302Curriculum and Pedagogy
1303Specialist Studies In Education
1399Other Education

1401Economic Theory
1402Applied Economics
1499Other Economics

15Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
1501Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
1502Banking, Finance and Investment
1503Business and Management
1504Commercial Services
1507Transportation and Freight Services
1599Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

16Studies In Human Society
1604Human Geography
1605Policy and Administration
1606Political Science
1607Social Work
1699Other Studies In Human Society

17Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
1702Cognitive Sciences
1799Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

18Law and Legal Studies
1802Maori Law
1899Other Law and Legal Studies

19Studies In Creative Arts and Writing
1901Art Theory and Criticism
1902Film, Television and Digital Media
1903Journalism and Professional Writing
1904Performing Arts and Creative Writing
1905Visual Arts and Crafts
1999Other Studies In Creative Arts and Writing

20Language, Communication and Culture
2001Communication and Media Studies
2002Cultural Studies
2003Language Studies
2005Literary Studies
2099Other Language, Communication and Culture

21History and Archaeology
2102Curatorial and Related Studies
2103Historical Studies
2199Other History and Archaeology

22Philosophy and Religious Studies
2201Applied Ethics
2202History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
2204Religion and Religious Studies
2299Other Philosophy and Religious Studies

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