Research hogs ‘rort’ the system

Australia“Top universities were using marriages of convenience with medical research institutes to inflate their research income and prestige and to secure an unfair slice of sought-after block funds for infrastructure, university chief Ross Milbourne said. Professor Milbourne, chairman of the Australian Technology Network of universities, sharply criticised the practice as a ‘rort’ and a ‘rip-off’. But front-rank universities such as Sydney and Melbourne rejected what they said was a misguided assault on the realities of modern, collaborative science, with the potential to set back vital research into health and medicine …” (more)

[Bernard Lane, The Australian Higher Education, 27 May]

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