University of the Sunshine Coast ranks with world best

A NATIONAL report has confirmed a significant improvement in the quality of research at the University of the Sunshine Coast, with 14 of USC's 24 assessable fields rated at, above or well above the world standard.

USC's research in three areas - Environmental Science and Management, Nursing, and Zoology - scored the top rating of 5, or well above world standard, in the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia report.

USC disciplines of Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Fisheries Science and Clinical Sciences were rated 4, or above world standard.

Forestry Science, Medical and Health Sciences, Human Movement and Sports Science, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, as well as Psychology were rated at 3, or world standard.

USC Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Roland De Marco said the report was a reason to celebrate, as the university approached its 20th anniversary as a leading academic institution in Australia's higher education.



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