How we measure up: our research performance

In Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012, of the almost 100 academic fields of research assessed at the University of Sydney, 75 percent performed above or well above world standard. All our research ranked at world standard or above.

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
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 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:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Information and Computing Sciences
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • Studies In Human Society
  • Studies In Creative Arts and Writing

See how we performed in the specific research fields.