UNSW Art & Design's outstanding research profile has been boosted with a world-class result in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) analysis.
The ERA results, recently published by the Australian Research Council, benchmark the country’s university research against international standards. The State of Australian University Research 2015-16 report assessed performance across broad fields and subject specific areas including Art Theory and Criticism; Film, Television and Digital Media; Visual Arts and Crafts.
UNSW is the only university in Australia to score the top rating across the field of Creative Art in these categories and is rated above or well above world standard.
This recognition follows UNSW Art & Design continuing to be recognised among the top echeleon of art and design faculties in the QS World University Rankings by subject for art and design. The QS World University Rankings by Subject assess universities across three broad areas of interest to prospective students: academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
The ERA results are based on a range of indicators including publications and citations, expert review and international benchmarks. For the full report visit the ARC website.
An interview with Dean Professor Ross Harley’s by Keith Gallasch, editor of contemporary culture magazine Real Time titled Art school redux: from oldest to newest offers an overview of some of the new initiatives and directions UNSW Art & Design is pursuing.
A story in ArtsHub, Sydney art school rebranded by the cutting edge, offers insights into a series of new and upcoming exhibitions at UNSW Galleries that reflect some of the faculty’s research strengths exploring possibilities and pioneering new fields in the relationship between creative technologies, art and science.
An opinion piece by Professor Harley published in the Australian Financial Review in 2014 titled Creative thinking a vital qualification outlines some of his thinking about attributes such as creativity, originality, critical insight, empathy and foresight. Preview an excerpt from the article here.
First published in The Australian newspaper as Why art and design schools matter, Prof. Ross Harley explored arguments for the increasing value of creative skills in the contemporary economy. Preview the article here.
Writing in The Conversation, Prof. Ross Harley canvassed a range of ideas and themes around how new digital technologies are transforming museum practice in The digital future of our stuff: approach with caution.
Please let us know your ideas or any questions you may have about our new directions and initiatives. Congratulations to our community of researchers, practitioners and students.