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Deakin Business School among Australia’s top eight

Australia Research Council ranks DBS research as above world standard.

Deakin Business School (DBS) is among the top eight business schools in Australia after the latest Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report ranked the quality of DBS research in economics, commerce and business as above world standard.

The Australian Research Council’s (ARC) State of Australian University Research 2018-2019: ERA National Report identifies research excellence within Australia's higher education institutions as compared against national and international benchmarks.

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Mike Ewing, said the evaluation is an outstanding result for DBS and builds on the collective research efforts and outputs of staff from across the faculty.

What is most pleasing is that we achieved this phenomenal uplift without compromising on teaching quality, innovation, internationalisation, industry engagement, or staff satisfaction.

From a broader University perspective, Deakin continued to improve its research quality in world terms, with more than 95 per cent of its broad research fields assessed at “above” or “well above” the global standard in the ERA report.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Julie Owens said the University’s success reflects a truly world-class performance by a young university.

‘The ERA results are also independent validation of the high quality and significance of the research conducted by our academics. Deakin is proud of this confirmation. It reflects high standards, outstanding commitment and collaboration, as well as our research teams' knowledge in advancing global understanding in these areas.

I am confident that Deakin's progress as reflected in these ERA results will gain further momentum as our impact grows and we attract more world-class researchers and innovative industry partners.

Deakin has also further cemented its place as a world-class university, with the latest results from the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranking it as one of Australia’s leading universities for student satisfaction with an overall score of 80 per cent.

QILT gathers survey data from more than 100,000 university students across Australia and measures overall satisfaction of current students and recent graduates, rates of students moving into full-time employment after graduate and recent-graduate’s median salary.

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