ERA 2012

The ARC has released the results of ERA 2012. A summary of Sydney's performance is below.

Rated 5: Well above world standard

The University of Sydney scored Well above world standard with 9 maximum scores across a wide spectrum of disciplines in the two digit FoR codes:

  • 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

Download the full breakdown of the University's rankings in 2 and 4 digit FOR codes.

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ERA Rating Scale

Each 2- and 4-digit FoR code (where the minimum threshold was met) received a score out of five. The scores for the 2-digit codes were not simply an average of the 4-digit scores, but were instead evaluated separately

 Score Description of result
 5 Outstanding performance well above world standard

Performance above world standard


Average performance at world standard


Performance below world standard


Performance well below world standard


Not assessed due to low volume.