SCA Rated Above World Standard

Maria Fernanda Cardoso

Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Intromitent organs of the Allabunus distincta harvestman, 2008-2009, resin, glass and metal.

The world-class standard of the University of Sydney and Sydney College of the Arts research has been confirmed in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations announced on 6 December, 2012.

The ERA judges the quality of research conducted at Australian universities. Of the almost 100 academic fields of research assessed at the University of Sydney, 75 percent performed above or well above world standard.

SCA achieved a maximum rating 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia exercise for Visual Arts in 2012. This result means that SCA is one of only two arts schools in the country whose research was rated at well above world standard. The achievement reflects the enormously high calibre of the staff teaching at SCA.

"I am incredibly pleased to see our 2012 ERA results. Not only have our researchers maintained their high standards but they have improved the quality of their research beyond expectations," said Professor Jill Trewhella, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

"The success of our commitment to developing the University's research strengths, including with strategic investment, can be seen in these results," said Professor Trewhella.

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