Southern Cross University’s research in six disciplines has been given the highest possible classification in a national report
Southern Cross University has been deemed above ‘world class’ in a national report that ranks the standard of research of tertiary institutions.
The university, with campuses in Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast, was given the highest possible classification of ‘well above world standard’ in the research fields of geochemistry, zoology, crop and pasture production, earth science, agriculture and veterinary science, and forestry sciences.
Research in nursing and biological sciences was rated ‘above world standard,’ and tourism, creative arts and writing research at ‘world standard.’
The rankings were part of the 2012 national report by Excellence in Research for Australia.
Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee said it was an exceptional result.
“For a university that is only 18 years old to be ranked number 10 in the country when the competitors we’re looking at have had 150 years of public investment, it’s truly an outstanding result for Southern Cross,” he said.
Source: ABC News