Australian University Rankings Guide

ERA Outcomes 2018 Research Rankings

ERA Outcomes 2018 Excellence Research Rankings

ERA Excellence in Research for Australia is an ongoing triennial evaluation of the breadth and depth of research conducted within Australia's university sector. The last survey was conducted in 2018 with a slightly different algorithm bringing some changes to the top end of the results.

ERA Research Excellence Rankings
University2018(2015)(2012)Tally
University of Melbourne 1 2 1 473
University of Queensland 2 3 3 440
University of Sydney 3 5 2 439
Monash University 4 4 6 408
University of New South Wales 5 6 5 404
Australian National University 6 1 3 328
University of Western Australia 7 17 7 301
University of Adelaide 8 7 8 299
Queensland University of Technology 9 10 13 248
University of Wollongong 10 9 10 247
Macquarie University 11 13 9 243
Griffith University =12 21 18 242
University of Tasmania =12 16 12 242
University of Technology Sydney 14 14 14 241
University of Newcastle 15 11 14 239
Curtin University 16 18 30 229
La Trobe University 17 19 23 227
Deakin University 18 22 20 221
Western Sydney University 19 27 22 213
RMIT University 20 15 18 200
Flinders University 21 26 32 174
James Cook University 22 28 21 162
Swinburne University of Technology 23 23 17 159
University of South Australia 24 8 16 156
Murdoch University 25 24 26 140
University of New England 26 20 31 122
University of Southern Queensland 27 31 34 108
Charles Sturt University 28 38 29 97
Victoria University 29 32 34 88
University of the Sunshine Coast 30 35 27 84
Southern Cross University 31 12 11 83
Edith Cowan University 32 36 34 82
University of Canberra 33 33 34 76
Australian Catholic University 34 25 33 75
CQUniversity 35 29 24 65
Federation University 36 37 34 54
Charles Darwin University 37 34 25 42
Bond University 38 40 27 27
University of Notre Dame 39 39 34 26

Key & Notes

* Tally key indicators are total research outputs and research income along with research items relevant to the context of the research being conducted across a range of research areas.


The ERA rankings show some movement at the very top of the league table as the universities maneuver for the converted number one position. It is essential to note that not all universities are interested in ERA measurements and are more focused on vocationally oriented outcomes for their graduates.


ERA Research Rankings Submenu


- ERA 2018 Research Rankings Analysis

- ERA 2018 Individual University Outcomes List

- ERA List of Research Fields Rankings

- ERA Journal Rankings 2018 List



Main ERA Research Area Rankings:


- Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences Research Rankings

- Biological Sciences Research Rankings

- Built Environment and Design Research Rankings

- Chemical Sciences Research Rankings

- Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services Research Rankings

- Earth Sciences Research Rankings

- Economics Research Rankings

- Education Research Rankings

- Engineering Research Rankings

- Environmental Sciences Research Rankings

- History and Archaeology Research Rankings

- Information and Computing Sciences Research Rankings

- Language, Communication and Culture Research Rankings

- Law and Legal Studies Research Rankings

- Mathematical Sciences Research Rankings

- Medical and Health Sciences Research Rankings

- Philosophy and Religious Studies Research Rankings

- Physical Sciences Research Rankings

- Psychology and Cognitive Sciences Research Rankings

- Studies In Creative Arts and Writing Research Rankings

- Studies In Human Society Research Rankings

- Technology Research Rankings


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