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'Raise the best higher says Robin Batterham' (The Australian, 2 March 2011)

Posted 3 March 2011 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

Raise the best higher says Robin Batterham

by Jill Rowbotham

MORE funding for science research should be given to universities already in the top 25 per cent globally in an effort to lift them even higher, former chief scientist Robin Batterham says.

"We should concentrate more of our research funding on those that are performing at the higher levels," he told the HES.

Professor Batterham's sobering analysis of a decade of citations for the Group of Eight universities, plus the University of Newcastle and the CSIRO, is published in Australian Universities' Review. He concludes that "the relatively large number of institutions publishing in particular fields and ranking well below world average performance raises interesting questions".

Read the full article on The Australian website here.

Read the Batterham article in the latest Australian Universities' Review


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