CQUniversity’s highly relevant, quality research has been recognised in two rankings, demonstrating the difference it’s making to the communities we serve.
We have achieved our highest ever ratings in the Excellence in Research (ERA) ratings, a national assessment exercise undertaken every three years, which evaluates the quality of research across the Australian higher education sector.
The ERA 2018 results show CQUniversity is conducting research rated as ‘at’, ‘above’ or ‘well above’ world standard in 22 research categories. This is a remarkable achievement and builds on our previous success in 2015 which saw 14 categories achieve these scores. Read more…
CQUniversity has also excelled in the inaugural round of the research Engagement and Impact (E&I) assessment by the Australian Research Council. The assessment reviews how universities have translated their research into economic and social impacts, and other benefits for industry and Australian communities. Across the University, 11 out of 13 research areas received a high or medium rating. Read more…
Results from both rankings reflect the strong growth, investment and effort by the University, our research staff and our research students in recent years – and reminds us that great research doesn’t just happen in our major cities – it occurs right across Australia, including in the regions.
Research is about new ideas, understanding the world around us and shaping the future. If you’re passionate about a topic you’d like to explore further, you may like to consider undertaking a research degree, to help you turn that interest into a research project that can make a difference for your students or your fellow teachers.
Visit the Research Higher Degrees website for more information, or attend an online Research Higher Degree Information Session.
Recent Research news
Indigenous Elder presents at UN Forum
In late April, CQUniversity Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie visited New York to present her paper at the United Nation’s plenary meeting of the 18th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
The paper, titled Emerging trends in the generation, transmission and protection of Traditional Knowledge set the scene of the discussion for the meeting. Professor Marrie oversees CQUniversity’s First People’s Think Tank and Research Centre, located within the Office of Indigenous Engagement. Read more
Mosquitoes linked to acute onset of fever in Queensland
CQUniversity research has found that Australian arboviruses – including several lesser-known species – are the cause of a significant proportion of Undifferentiated Febrile Illnesses (UFIs) in regional and rural Central and Northern Queensland.
Professor Andrew Taylor-Robinson, a medical microbiologist and researcher at CQUniversity, says UFI’s are defined as an acute onset of fever of more than 38 degrees Celcius lasting for less than two weeks and for which no cause is found after a full medical history and thorough physical examination is conducted.
The research explores the common reservoir hosts on which mosquitoes native to Central Queensland feed, and has been conducted to safeguard against the possible epidemic emergence of Australian arboviruses. Read More
10,000 Steps Staggering Success
CQUniversity’s research taps into community needs, with 10,000 Steps – one of the largest and most successful health promotion programs in Australia – recently celebrating the equivalent of 4000 trips around the Equator. Read More