Independent ranked by The Australian's data-science partner, The League of Scholars, as Best in Field for research contributions over the past four years.

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


We present The List – a roll call of the best researchers and the best research institutions in Australia in 250 individual fields of research.

We do this by teaming with talent discovery and research analytics firm League of Scholars to comprehensively scan online data about Australia’s research output. It enables us to identify the best researcher and the best research institution in each field, based on the excellence of their research and the impact it has in discovery and scholarship.

This is a unique listing. Because it zeros in on the particular specialties of individual researchers and research institutions, it provides fine-grained detail and recognises countless areas of excellence which would otherwise go unnoticed in the public arena.