The latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 results have been published. The following are some of the top performers:

University of Sydney - In the 22 broad fields of research undertaken at the University of Sydney, 11 achieved the top rating “well above world standard” and 11 were rated “above world standard”.

University of Adelaide - ERA has rated all of the University of Adelaide’s 67 assessed discipline areas at world class or above. The maximum rating has been achieved in research fields in key areas of priority for the State, such as engineering, mathematics, science, medical and health sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.

Griffith University - Griffith’s research is ranked world-standard or better in 19 broad fields of research, with four of these – Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technology – receiving the highest possible rating of ‘5’ (well above world standard). In the specific fields of research, Griffith was rated world standard or above in 59 fields.

University of Queensland - The Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 assessment has rated UQ above and well above world standard in more specialised fields of research than any other Australian university, across 93 disciplines.

University of Newcastle - Newcastle achieved the maximum possible rating – ERA 5 - ‘well above world standard’ for 30 areas of research, up from 22 areas of research in 2015. The University received a ‘4’ rating of ‘above world standard’ in a further 7 fields of research including Marketing, Human Geography, and Historical Studies; and ‘at world standard’ with a ‘3’ rating in 16 fields including Architecture, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Sociology and Public Health and Health Services.
Doane College is a private, independent, coeducational college. It was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer undergraduate students a four-year graduation guarantee.

Doane College is a founding institution for the Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) and PINNACLE, the national honor society for nontraditional students.

The Princeton Review has named it one of the "Best Colleges" in the Midwest; and Kaplan/Newsweek College Catalog called it a "hidden treasure".

Rankings and Achievements:

- Ranked 152nd among National Liberal Arts Colleges (US News 2011).

- ranked Doane College the top college in Nebraska and 66th among 600 undergraduate institutions nationwide in's America's Best Colleges. It is the highest ranked Nebraska institutions, followed by Nebraska Wesleyan (87th), Hastings College (160th), Creighton University (498th) and UNL (463rd).

- Doane College is among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review. It is selected as one of 158 institutions in the "Best in the Midwest" section on the 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

- The College was named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

- The College has been named to the Colleges of Distinction guide for 2008-2009. College of Distinction selects schools "that exhibit the four distinctions that make a college truly great: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes".

- Doane College was named a 2008 Groundwater Guardian Green Site by the Groundwater Foundation in recognition of the college's groundwater and environmental stewardship. It is the first college in Nebraska to earn this designation.

- In Washington Monthly's college rankings, which emphasize both academics and service, Doane has been placed 1st among Nebraska's liberal arts colleges and 115th nationally.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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