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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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BUDGET: Cuts pay for research infrastructure

The federal government will pay for research infrastructure by taking $150 million from grants to other academic endeavours. Last year, the government gave the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy a year’s extra funding, tying the $150 million price tag to ...

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And the research grant goes to…

An Academy Awards-style voting system could help reduce grant application writing time without compromising the fairness of research fund distribution, a group of academics says. A recently launched pilot research project, by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Melbourne, is ...

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