The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been recognised for research excellence by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
On Friday 29 March the ARC released its report from the Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI) 2018. According to Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, the report “provides insight into how universities are engaging with research end-users, such as industry, and showcases the social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits arising from university research.”
ACU submitted six Impact case studies, receiving:
- High in Public and Allied Health Sciences, Education, and History and Archaeology
- Medium in Studies in Human Society, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, and Philosophy and Religious Studies
For Approach to Impact ACU received:
- High in Public and Allied Health Sciences, and History and Archaeology
- Medium in Education, Studies in Human Society, and Philosophy and Religious Studies
“These results demonstrate the commitment of ACU researchers to working with our partners to ensure that our research has a meaningful impact on society,” ACU Vice-Chancellor and President Professor, Greg Craven, said.
“I am particularly delighted that our high impact case studies reflect this ongoing commitment to impact through empathy, with high scoring ACU research in the areas of nursing care, education, and support for those identified in the Forgotten Australians report.”
Craven said these results are also further endorsement of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) professor Wayne McKenna’s vision in developing ACU’s research strategy.
This is the first round of EI assessment, and it will be repeated every three years as a companion exercise to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).