The 2018 results of the national Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) process were released last week, with all of the University of Adelaide’s 67 assessed discipline areas rated at world standard (3*) or above. Forty-one of these achieved the maximum rating of 5*, with many of these in key areas of priority for the State, such as engineering, mathematics, science, medical and health sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.

The Faculty of Sciences did extremely well across the board, with all of the science Fields of Research (FoR) codes recording a rating of 4 (above world standard) or higher. The Waite-based disciplines all maintained above or well above world standard rankings, with the 2018 wash-up looking like this:

Crop and Pasture Production 5*
Horticultural Production (includes Oenology & Viticulture) 5*
Plant Biology 5*
Soil Science 4*

Following on from these excellent ERA results, there was even better news for Waite and Roseworthy with the release of the inaugural Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment of university research nationally.

In total, 25 of The University of Adelaide’s broad discipline areas were assessed against three measures – engagement, impact and approach to impact. Agricultural and Veterinary Science was one of only four discipline areas to achieve the maximum ‘High’ score across all three (the others being Law, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering).

Congratulations to all our ag, plant, animal and wine scientists, consistently delivering high-quality outputs and research with real-world impact.

The full list of ERA ratings (for all disciplines and universities) can be viewed at:

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