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ARC Engagement and Impact Assessment Outcomes


UNSW Media

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 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 for Business include:

  • The field of research of Economics obtained a rating of high for impact (based on the work of CEPAR, led by John Piggott) and a medium rating for engagement; and
  • The field of Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services obtained a rating of high for both engagement and impact.  The impact rating reflected the work led by Roger Simnett.

The E&I outcome shows that the UNSW Business School’s “well above world standard” research is having a significant impact outside academia.

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.