Outstanding RMIT research rewarded with 13 top ERA ratings
04 Dec 2015
RMIT University research has been rated as among the best in the world in 13 fields in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) round, released today by the Australian Research Council.
RMIT's outstanding ERA 2015 results reflected the University focused investment in research.
RMIT was rated well above world standard in 13 fields and above world standard in a further 9.
The results show RMIT research has advanced strongly since the 2012 ERA round, in which the University had three fields rated at well above world standard and 16 rated above world standard
RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Calum Drummond, said the outstanding results reflected the University focused investment in research.
”Our research in 11 areas of applied science (including medical science), applied mathematics and engineering, as well as in architecture, and media and communications is ranked among the best in Australia”，Drummond said.
“These impressive results have not been achieved by accident ”, rather they demonstrate that our strategy to further develop as a research institution that creates impact through collaboration is paying dividends.
ERA 2015 demonstrates the return we are seeing on our investment in research and innovation.
We have complemented the work of RMIT academics by continuing to attract more of the best and brightest from around the world and recruiting them to strengthen our high quality academic teams.
Our people are supported by our prioritised investment in infrastructure including the equipment they need to undertake their world-class work in research facilities of the future like the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, the MicroNano Research Facility, the RMIT/NICTA Analytics Lab and the Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility.
Our focus is on research that is applied, inter-disciplinary and makes an impact. We strive to understand and find solutions to the challenges faced by industry and the community.
We don't just aim for excellence but, just as importantly, aim to ensure that what we discover and develop benefits those outside the walls of RMIT.
The ERA 2015 results underpin RMIT’s strategy for future research as set out in the University's new strategic plan to 2020 Ready for Life and Work.
The ERA initiative assesses research quality in Australia's higher education institutions based on expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognised experts.
Research is assessed by discipline, identifying the research strengths of individual universities and of the sector as a whole.
ERA outcomes also highlight disciplines where there are opportunities to develop research capacity. The 2015 round of ERA reports on research outputs for the period of 2008 to 2013.
In the ERA 2015 round, RMIT's research was rated:
5 - well above world standard 远远超过国际水平的学科
临床科学 Clinical Sciences
应用数学 Applied Mathematics
压缩物质物理 Condensed Matter Physics
电子电器工程 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
材料工程 Materials Engineering
实体化学 Physical Chemistry, including Structural
航空工程 Aerospace Engineering
机械工程 Mechanical Engineering
医学理疗 Medical Physiology
药理学和制药科学 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
传媒和媒体研究 Communication and Media Studies
环境科学和管理 Environmental Science and Management
4 above world standard 超过国际水平的学科
城市郊区规划 Urban and Regional Planning
人工智能和图像处理 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
设计实践和管理 Design Practice and Management
信息系统 Information Systems
视觉艺术 Visual Arts and Crafts
分析化学 Analytical Chemistry
土木工程 Civil Engineering
3 at world standard 和世界水平平行的学科
电影电视数码媒体 Film, Television and Digital Media
政府政策和管理Policy and Administration
特殊教育研究 Specialist Studies in Education
应用经济学 Applied Economics
银行金融和投资Banking, Finance and Investment
教育系统 Education Systems
当代医药和可替代医学 Complementary Medicine and Alternative Medicine
表演艺术和创意写作 Performing Arts and Creative Writing