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24 February 2011

The Queensland Brain Institute was honoured to play its part in pushing The University of Queensland’s latest research ratings to the top of the league table, according to QBI Director Professor Perry Bartlett.

The Queensland Brain Institute was honoured to play its part in pushing The University of Queensland’s latest research ratings to the top of the league table, according to QBI Director Professor Perry Bartlett.

As the major centre for neuroscience at UQ, QBI is delighted to have helped secure the top rating of five in neurosciences in the just-released Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

UQ was one of only three institutions which received the maximum possible rating for neurosciences.

The rating is characterised by evidence of outstanding performance well above world standards and is judged on research quality, volume and activity, application and recognition.

Congratulating colleagues, Professor Bartlett said the QBI is proud to be part of the high-achieving UQ result which further cements the university’s outstanding reputation.

“As the main criteria used for rating performance were quality of publications, citations, and grant income, this result directly reflects the consistently high standard of neuroscience research at UQ,” he said.

The only other universities to achieve this outcome were Monash and Melbourne.

The ERA report is an initiative designed to assess research quality across many different fields of research within Australia's higher education institutions.