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Quality and quantity - top ranking for engineering

6 December 2012

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has received a top ranking of 5 - 'Well above world standard'- for engineering research performance in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results.

Professor Archie Johnston, Dean of the faculty, said the ranking reflected its commitment to academic and research excellence and its continuing growth in research and innovation.

"The ERA provides a transparent system to assess research quality and is a useful tool for industry to identify collaboration opportunities. These rankings clearly demonstrate the breadth and depth of our research in engineering and the quality of our researchers output.

"There is also a flow-on effect for our students, who can be confident in knowing they are being mentored by recognised leaders in their field."

The Australian Research Council's ERA is an assessment system that evaluates the quality of the research conducted at Australian universities by discipline. It identifies the research strengths of individual universities and of the sector as a whole.

"These results are consistent with our being in the top 50 engineering and information technology universities in both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings, and are an improvement on our ERA ranking of 4 in 2010," said Professor Johnston.