Victoria University increases world standing in research

Fri 30 November 2012

Experts have rated Victoria University research as above world standard across several of its key research focus areas.

Results were released today from the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, which rates research quality in Australia's higher education institutions using indicators and reviews by internationally-recognised experts.

The results show Victoria University achieved the top ranking of 'well above world standard' (with an ERA rating of 5) in human movement and sports science, which includes elite athlete development, gait analysis in older people and diabetes research; electrical and electronic engineering, which includes research into control systems and signal and image processing and pharmacology and pharmaceutical science, including cancer and gene therapy research.

Victoria University's achievement of an ERA rating of 5 in electrical and electronic engineering and pharmacology and pharmaceutical science ranks it in the top four Australian universities in each of these research fields. 

The University also ranked 'above world standard' (with an ERA rating of 4) in both applied mathematics and medical physiology.

Victoria University's Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Research Training) Professor Warren Payne applauded researchers for their hard work and commitment.

He said the results were a positive sign for the effectiveness of the University's research strategy into the future.

"We are focusing investment and support structures around areas of distinctive specialisation and it is very pleasing to see we are ranked so highly for the quality of research in many of these areas."

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