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National science and research priorities 27 May 2015
Universities Australia commends the Federal Government’s setting of national priorities for science and research.
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Enhancing university-industry research collaboration 26 May 2015
Universities Australia welcomes the next stage in the Federal Government’s agenda to boost the commercial returns from research.
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Productivity Commission Study into Barriers to Growth in Australian Services Exports 21 May 2015
Education services are Australia’s largest services export. While international education services were addressed in the recent Productivity Commission Report, there remain barriers to growth not addressed within the paper, especially those related to the research agenda and the recruitment of overseas academic talent.
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Inquiry into the Commonwealth Indigenous Advancement Strategy Tendering Process 11 May 2015
The university sector has been highly critical of the competence and quality of the first competitive grant round for the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). It has been compromised as a consequence of a failure to consult with key stakeholders and inadequate planning, leading to poor implementation, inadequate communication, unrealistic timeframes, and inadequate consideration being given to transitional arrangements.
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