ERA 2015: Macquarie reaches research target a decade early

The 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia results are out, and the results are remarkable for Macquarie.

Having committed to a target of 95 per cent of research at or above world standard by 2024, ERA 2015 has in fact rated 96 per cent of Macquarie’s research disciplines at level three (world standard) or higher. Up from 86 per cent in 2012, have exceeded our target with almost a decade to spare.

At the higher (two-digit) level, 100 per cent of our assessed research fields were rated at or above world standard, cementing Macquarie as a leading research university alongside older Australian Group of Eight universities.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Sakkie Pretorius says the ERA results reflect the success of Macquarie’s collaborative and innovative approach to research, with its particular focus how it can improve lives.

“First class research in Australia isn’t limited to the Group of Eight,” he notes. “Many universities like Macquarie have the talented minds, the infrastructure, and the dedication to pursue advancements in so many important fields of research.”

“Macquarie has the ability, and therefore the responsibility, to undertake world class research for the betterment of humankind, our societies, economies, and the environment.”

Detailed results for each of Macquarie’s research disciplines are available on the ERA 2015 website.


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