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Dodgy research a culture problem: expert

Something must be done to change science’s ‘publish or perish’ culture, the chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics has said. Originally coined in the US, publish or perish refers to pressure in academia to rush research into publication to ...

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First, research sector, admit the problem

Australia must acknowledge it has failed to properly build collaborative partnerships between industry and researchers in order to achieve the kinds of links needed to benefit society, a leading figure has said. Addressing delegates at the Times Higher Education World ...

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Qld blood cancer test a ‘game-changer’

Sufferers of a specific type of blood cancer could be spared gruelling chemotherapy regimes thanks to a new test developed in Queensland. The world-first tool helps predict how patients with a specific form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - known as Diffuse ...

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Research isn’t all about quick profits: ARC fellow

Funding stability and a long-term outlook are key to ensuring a bright research future for Australia, a senior researcher told a conference yesterday. Speaking at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Melbourne, Australian Research Council Future Fellow and University of ...

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Job security vital for research excellence: Schmidt

Universities must be prepared to take risks, provide greater long-term employment security and back younger researchers if Australia is to successfully nurture the next generation of Nobel Prize winners, a higher education conference has been told. Speaking as part of ...

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MOOCs making an impact: research

Those who sign up and complete MOOCs are getting a genuine return on their time and effort with new research indicating that almost three quarters report career benefits and nearly two thirds reporting educational benefits. An online survey of about ...

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Focus defence closer to home: policy expert

An Australian National University defence policy expert is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to reconfigure national defence priorities closer to home. Dr John Blaxland, senior fellow at ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, said what happens in the immediate ...

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