Our research rated above or well above world standard

28 Mar 2019

The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s most comprehensive, research-intensive universities, national research quality data confirms.

The Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 assessment, released yesterday (27 March), has rated UQ above and well above world standard in more specialised fields of research than any other Australian university, across 93 disciplines.

UQ’s performance in business, economics and law (BEL) was rated as:

Well above world standard (5) for:

  • Business and Management
  • Econometrics (new in 2018; previously 4 in 2015)
  • Economic Theory
  • Information Systems
  • Tourism.

Above world standard (4) for:

  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
  • Applied Economics
  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • Economics
  • Information and Computing Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Law
  • Marketing.

BEL Faculty Associate Dean (Research) Professor Brent Ritchie congratulated and thanked all staff for their contributions to building UQ’s global reputation for excellent and innovative research.

“These impressive results demonstrate our sustained and shared focus on conducting collaborative and quality research that creates positive change for industry, government and communities around the world,” Professor Ritchie said.

“I’d especially like to congratulate our colleagues in the School of Economics for their pioneering econometrics research, which is now ranked as well above world standard.

“I hope all BEL staff feel proud of the role they have played in ensuring our research is consistently ranked above and well above world standard, and all BEL students are confident that they are learning from true leaders in their fields.”

ERA, Australia’s national evaluation of research quality, is conducted by the Australian Research Council, and UQ’s full ERA 2018 results are here.

Read UQ’s full statement here.

Learn more about UQ Research impact here.

Media: media@bel.uq.edu.au; +61 7 3346 0700.