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AMC maritime engineering research achieves top ERA ranking

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The Australian Maritime College’s maritime engineering research has been recognised as well above world standard, achieving the highest possible ranking in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 report.

The ERA measures performance within each discipline at every Australian university and gives a detailed view of the research landscape in Australia, highlighting the quality and strengths of individual universities.

Maritime engineering was one of 21 fields of research within the University of Tasmania to achieve a rating of 5 for outstanding performance well above world standard.

AMC Principal, Professor Shuhong Chai said the ranking was a testament to the dedication and innovation of the college’s academic community and its support staff.

We are extremely proud that our maritime engineering research program has been recognised through the 2018 ERA rankings, reflecting the high calibre of the work we do and the impact it has both nationally and internationally,” Professor Chai said.

“AMC’s vision is to inspire and shape the maritime world, and our research aims to cut across traditional scientific and engineering boundaries to help solve industry-specific challenges.

“Our research covers topics as diverse as optimising the performance of submarines; understanding how to shape ships for humans; autonomous underwater exploration in Antarctica and engineering devices to harness the potential of wave and tidal energy.”

University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black added: “This is an exceptional achievement for our University’s research community. Our unique island setting enables us to produce world-class research which delivers significant social and economic benefit to Tasmania, and beyond.”

For more information about ERA’s broad fields of research and specific fields of research, also known as two-digit and four-digit fields, visit www.arc.gov.au/era/

Published on: 27 Mar 2019