A new report found that every one dollar of public funding spent on Go8 university research generated A$9.76 across the Australian economy, a roughly 10 fold return on the government's investment.
Basic research can be easy to mock as pointless and wasteful of resources. But it's very often the foundation for future innovation – even in ways the original scientists couldn't have imagined.
The exclusion of scholars based in the global South undermines their work.
China's government is prioritizing world-class science and tech. An expert describes the Chinese research landscape – and questions its sustainability.
Money always seems tight for university scientists. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see how they think about funding sources and profit motives for basic and applied research.
In the hierarchy of diseases, those suffering from 'high prestige' diseases benefit from strong community and clinical support, while others are left in the dark.
Despite the Federal Government’s teacher education reforms and the push for evidence-based teaching, less than 2% of ARC research funding is directed to educational research.
Research partnerships between Australian universities, the Department of Defence and weapons manufacturers may not be ethically justifiable.
Given the challenges Australian cities face, the need for urban planning based on solid research is greater than ever. Sadly, when it comes to research funding, planning is at the back of the queue.
New cross-European study shows how Brexit will affect higher education beyond the UK.
Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
Research institutes and "centres of excellence" exist around the world to draw talent and to share resources - all with the aim of solving important problems.
President Trump's first year was a rough one for scientists and others who value truth and expertise. Many rallied to the cause, while others used research to make the case for the value of science.
If there's a general sense that academic publication is about knowledge dissemination rather than meeting performance targets, academics and universities become less vulnerable to predatory journals.
South Africa's National Research Foundation will dramatically scale back “incentive” funding to rated researchers, both those who already have a rating and those who will be rated in the future.
Horrific mass shootings in the US typically renew the national debate about gun policy. A gun researcher explains the lack of funding for study in this area and what that means for informed policy.
Sub-Saharan countries have unprecedented opportunities to substantially improve health outcomes within a generation, largely with their own resources.
A new study connects the dots between published science and patented innovations, mapping just how society benefits from basic scientific research.
Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.
Science is supremely beautiful, but can also be brutal and unforgiving if you stray from the well-worn pathways.