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Brain pioneer worries about future of research

A pioneer in neuroscience credited with the critical discovery of brain stem cells 23 years ago fears a scarcity of funding could affect future breakthroughs. Professor Perry Bartlett, the founding director of the Queensland Brain Institute, lamented the fact that ...

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Copper processing at core of new research hub

The University of Adelaide and the Australian Research Council have launched a major new research hub focused on Australia’s copper industry. Funded by a $2.52 million ARC grant, the ARC Research Hub for Cooper-Uranium aims to test and commercialise new, safe and cost-effective ...

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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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Uni chiefs urge fresh research funding debate

Go8 vice-chancellors have combined to call for fresh debate on research funding in universities. The leaders warn that without adequate federal investment, institutions have few options to make up the shortfall. Each university chief penned thoughts on the topic in the group’s ...

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Multimillion-dollar gift for mental health research

Mental health researchers at Monash University will benefit from a new multimillion-dollar gift. Monash economics graduate and stockbroker David Winston Turner has donated $5.2 million – the largest philanthropic gift the university has received. The gift, to be distributed over ...

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BUDGET: Research cuts and uncertainty for higher education

Universities have expressed dismay at ongoing uncertainty over much-needed reforms to higher education and cuts to research programs following yesterday’s announcement of the federal Budget. Universities Australia noted the “lack of progress through the Parliament of the Government’s Higher Education Research and Reform Amendment ...

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