research funding

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Publicly funded research brings social and economic benefits for all. It’s critical that the global academic community continues to champion this work, says Ian Jacobs.

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Don’t fixate on funding cuts and market challenges, UK-born star scientist Michelle Simmons tells Australian peers.

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UNSW has won more than $20 million in the latest round of grants from the Australian Research Council, including $4.3 million for a fire safety training centre and $5.3 million for two prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships.

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While questions are asked about the value of investment in our sporting activities, take a look at the achievements of our other medal winners in the science Olympiads, write Barney Glover, Andy Marks and Trevor Danos.

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If we want universities to help fuel innovation, then we need to ensure the right researchers are being supported by our funding bodies, write Adam Micolich, Michael J. I. Brown and Gaetan Burgio. 

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UNSW researchers have won the highest level of government and industry funding in the latest Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme.

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We need to support our world-class researchers and research infrastructure to create knowledge and innovation, rather than putting future wealth and well-being at risk by plundering science for short-term savings, writes Les Field.

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Industry influence can make drugs look safer and more effective than they really are. So where can doctors and the public turn to for reliable information? ask Adam Dunn and Florence Bourgeois.

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In the face of an impending crisis in research funding and policy, it is up to universities and researchers to continue to take the case up to government as loudly as possible, writes Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer. 

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Mission-directed research has become dominant but it is curiosity-driven research that leads to breakthroughs, making long-term commitment to both vital, writes Merlin Crossley.