August 16, 2017

Government approach to efficiency can hurt unis: Houghton

August 16, 2017 THE AUSTRALIAN Government approach to efficiency can hurt unis: Houghton Bernard Lane “……..Year after year universities have made productivity gains but not of the scale that could consume $1.2 billion without some consequences,” said researcher Keith Houghton, a former business dean at the Australian National University. With colleagues he studied the efficiency…

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November 16, 2016

Research spending outweighs revenue

November 16, 2016 THE AUSTRALIAN Research spending outweighs revenue Darragh O’Keeffe “As little as 20 per cent of univer­sity revenue is linked to research activities yet institutions spend on average 60 per cent of their budgets on research.  Analysis on research income and expenditure suggests that ­research should be “fully and transparently” funded, given the…

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April 20, 2016

Australian universities make strong productivity gains but regionals lag

April 20, 2016 THE AUSTRALIAN Australian universities make strong productivity gains but regionals lag Julie Hare – Higher Education Editor “Australian universities increased their productivity by an average 15.7 per cent in the six years to 2013, with the Group of Eight ­averaging gains of about 25 per cent. But a small number of ­regional universities…

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