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Research at Griffith. Tony Sheil Deputy Director, Research Policy. 2011 Guidance Officer and Career Advisers Information Seminar Tuesday 3 rd May 2011. Research performance: pocket statistics (2010). Total University income $730 million Research income (all sources) $95 million
Research at GriffithTony SheilDeputy Director, Research Policy2011 Guidance Officer and Career Advisers Information SeminarTuesday 3rd May 2011Research performance: pocket statistics (2010)Total University income $730 millionResearch income (all sources) $95 millionResearch Publications 2310Books – not including textbooks 43Book chapters 323Articles in refereed journals 1652Conference papers 292Figures excludes reports, submission, consultancies, newspaper articles and other scholarly contributions.“Griffith soars in rankings”Rowbotham, J 2011, ‘Griffith soars in rankings’, The Australian, 30 March, p. 31“Griffith soars in rankings”Nature Publishing Index 2010 Asia-Pacific 2011, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Tokyo.Major World University Rankings – Griffith UniversityExcellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010National Report on research excellence – released 31 January 2011Applies to research undertaken between January 2003 and December 2008Research assessed using Australian Bureau of Statistics fields of research: 2-digit level – 25 ‘broad’ fields 4-digit level – 157 ‘specific’ fieldsGriffith submitted research into 22 of the 2-digit fields and 154 of the 157 of the 4-digit fields and was assessed in 80 of these – top 10 for number of fields assessed.ERA resultsAssessment of ‘broad’ fields of researchAssessment of ‘specific’ fields of researchERA results – top 10 (41 institutions assessed)Specific fields in which Griffith scored above world standard Well above world standard (rating of ‘5’):
  • Quantum Physics;
  • Dentistry
  • Above world-standard (rating of ‘4’):
  • Condensed matter physics;
  • Earth sciences;
  • Oceanography;
  • Physical geography and environmental geosciences;
  • Soil sciences;
  • Microbiology;
  • Agricultural and veterinary sciences;
  • Fisheries sciences;
  • Nursing;
  • Urban and regional planning;
  • Education systems;
  • Commercial services;
  • Tourism;
  • Political science;
  • Law and legal studies.
  • Griffith was rated at world standard in another 30 fields of research.Approximately 93 per cent of our 1,400 academic staff perform teaching and research in fields rated world standard or better.Most leading researchers teach – in fact many of these are our best teachers.All academic staff are expected to engage in some form of scholarly activity.This exposes students to leading research currently underway – the results of which will be in textbooks in severalyears time.Research-led teaching is the fundamental difference between a research university and a teaching institution.What this means for our studentsVice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award winners 2010
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