News from the Department

Top Rated Research Success for 'Political Science' in ERA 2012

6 December, 2012

The Australian Research Council has announced the results of ERA 2012: the nation-wide, peer-reviewed assessment of research quality in Australia over the period 2005-2011. 'Political Science' at the University of Sydney was awarded the highest possible rating of 5, indicating "well above world standard", based on a variety of indicators including research publications, grant income and esteem measures.

This magnificent achievement, a product of peer review, is testament to the world class expertise and dedication of our researchers across the fields of Australian Politics, Comparative Politics, Area Studies, International Relations, International Security, International Studies, Public Policy and Political Theory. This result also result helps place the University of Sydney at the forefront of political science research in Australia, and enhances its growing reputation in the region and throughout the world.