How we measure up: our research performance

In Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015, of the almost 100 academic fields of research assessed at the University of Sydney, 81 percent performed above or well above world standard. All our research ranked at world standard or above.


The Australian Research Council provides full information on ERA 2015.

Rated 5: Well above world standard

The University of Sydney scored Well above world standard with 9 maximum scores across a wide spectrum of the broader research fields:

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Information and Computing Sciences
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Studies in Human Society
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Language, Communication and Culture
  • History and Archaeology
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

Rated 4: Above world standard

University of Sydney was also rated to be Above world standard in an additional 12 disciplines areas:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • Studies In Creative Arts and Writing

See how we performed in the specific research fields.