This paper refers to four digit Fields of Research (FoRs) only throughout.
The cluster framework for ERA 2012 was slightly different to that used in 2010. This document applies the 2012 framework in all cases to aid comparison.
For all 41 participating institutions, a total of 1681 assessments were made at the 4 digit level. This is 3% less than the 1738 assessments in 2010.
Assessments at world standard and above (3+) increased by 14% to 1348. As a result, the proportion of assessments at world standard and above increased from 68% in 2010 to 80% in 2012.