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The Australian Research Council has announced the outcomes of the inaugural nation-wide Engagement and Impact (EI) assessment of University research and engagement. This assessment is a companion exercise to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) to provide a detailed understanding of how Australia’s universities and their researchers are collaborating with industry, government, communities and the not-for-profit sector. It also represents a national mechanism for understanding how universities are translating their research into economic, environmental, social, cultural and other benefits.

The research projects of Griffith Business School leaders and academic staff played a key role in achieving the following impressive results. The EI exercise provided ratings of High, Medium or Low to assess both engagement and impact for each two digit Field of Research code*.

Relevant Business School two-digit FoR codes assessed:
• 14 (Economics): Medium for Engagement and High for Impact.
• 15 (Commerce, Management, Tourism, and Services): Medium for Engagement and Medium for Impact.
• 16 (Studies in Human Society): High for Engagement and Medium for Impact
• 18 (Law and Legal Studies): High for Engagement and High for Impact.

* Ratings for impact:
High – The impact has made a highly significant contribution beyond academia;
Medium – The impact has made a significant contribution beyond academia;
Low – The impact has made little or no contribution beyond academia.

These results provide further recognition that our quality research and strong partnerships deliver social and economic benefit to business, government and the wider community.

For more information on the engagement and impact assessment, visit the ARC website.


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