Universities to explain benefit of research to ‘end users’

06/06/2012 – 8:46 am
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‘Academics from a dozen universities will be required to explain to industry experts the economic and social value of hundreds of research projects from the past 20 years, under guidelines for a trial designed to measure the wider benefits of taxpayer-funded academic work.

Twelve universities – four from the Group of Eight, five of the Australian Technology Network of Universities, and the University of Newcastle, Charles Darwin University and the University of Tasmania – will take part in the Excellence in Innovation for Australia (EIA) trial, which is expected to influence funding decisions for future research projects’.

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Author: Justin Norrie

 

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