Off the back of outstanding results in the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) analysis, UNSW Sydney has topped all Australian universities for research that makes a highly positive impact on everyday lives. UNSW also rates highly when it comes to engaging with end-users outside of academia to translate research into benefits for society.

The ARC today released its first national engagement and impact (EI) assessment of university research. The national assessment is incorporated into the ERA and shows how universities are translating their research into economic, social and environmental impacts, as well as industry and end-user engagement. 

Highlights from Engineering include:

  • Information and Computing Sciences, led by Gernot Heiser’s research in the mobile phone kernel, received a high rating for engagement and medium impact rating
  • Bram Hoex’s solar energy research obtained high ratings in both engagement and impact
  • In technology, Christoph Arns’ research rated high for both engagement and impact

You can find the full engagement and impact assessment on the ARC website. You can read about all of UNSW’s results on the UNSW Newsroom.