UNSW Business School's performance rating has exceeded world standards for its research according to a report published by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

ERA is Australia's national research evaluation framework, it identifies and promotes excellence across the full spectrum of research activity in Australia's higher education institutions.

Ratings are awarded out of five and UNSW was one of only four institutions to receive a rating of four or five in all research fields that were assessed, indicating performance 'above' or 'well above world standard'.

UNSW Sydney's average score of 4.8 was the highest in Australia.

The highlights for the Business School included the following:

  • Economics scored straight fives in all specific subjects, maintaining its 2015 standing.
  • Business subjects rated 'above' or 'well above standard' rating.
  • The two broad subject areas of Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services; and Economics obtained the highest rating of five, indicating research 'well above world standard'.

The ERA results benchmark the country's university research against international standards and are based on a range of factors including publications and citations, expert review and international benchmarks.

More details about the overall UNSW ERA results can be found on the UNSW Newsroom and the full report can be accessed via the ARC website.