Australia does well in world academic rankings but the success rate for researchers applying for grants is only about 20 per cent. The research sector is unsustainable, it is difficult to start a research career and when you are in More…
By what reckoning are only ’10 Australian universities are performing above the world standard for research’ according to the 2012 ERA? By my count 36 institutions had at least 1 unit rated 3 or better and 30 had at least 1 unit rated 5.
It will always be the case that only a quarter to a third of research applications succeed. In order not to get too depressed,putting more time into creating an excellent learning experience for one’s student might be satisfying. If there was more reward for this effort all could be happy
Hi Gavin, we note that you refer to 36 institutions which had at least 1 unit rated 3 or better and 30 had at least 1 unit rated 5.
We were giving an overall description of universities in Australia.
We referred to the ERA report and to the federal minister, Chris Evans’s, press release of December 6, 2012.
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