New studies on the quality of published research shows we could be wasting billions of dollars a year on bad science, to the neglect of good science projects.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
Africa's universities must avoid collaborative programmes with the North that become mere tick-box exercises that only benefit Northern researchers and organisations.
How does Australia fare in science and research funding? Where have recent cuts been made? This infographic shows the state of science funding in Australia.
The huge growth in student numbers is restricting the government’s capacity to increase levels of public funding per student and for research.
University leaders voice concerns over a possible Brexit and how it would impact student mobility, research funding and the attractiveness of UK universities.
There are several areas where Australia could be a world leader in innovation. If we can identify them and focus our efforts there, we could generate some genuine benefits here and abroad.
There are a number of stumbling blocks to intra African collaboration. These must be addressed to ensure that research is not duplicated and that findings are shared.
In an atmosphere of declining government funding for science, researchers can drum up excitement and funding in other ways, just as they did in Edwardian times.
Indonesia finally has a multi-year funding scheme to finance long-term world-class scientific research.
In the race to apply for research funding, writing statements about future impact can feel like a charade.
State support for public research universities declined by 28 percent between 2003 and 2013. So, why does it matter?
Indonesia should cultivate a culture of peer-review to support academics produce basic social research, essential in creating good policies in the world's fourth most populous country.
An emphasis on innovation is great, but we need genuine reforms to universities and tax incentives if we're to promote collaboration between research and industry.
Women are just as successful as men at winning grants, but there are far fewer of them applying. The ARC's new Gender Equality Action Plan aims to redress that.
It's hard enough to get research funding in Australia, so what if your work falls outside one of the areas declared a "priority"?
We can't fulfil Malcolm Turnbull's ambition for an innovative nation without understanding why researchers are struggling to engage with industry.
A lack of government guidance on how student tuition fees should be used by universities is resulting in money for teaching being spent on research instead.
The latest round of research grant funding has been announced, and many worthy researchers have not made the cut. Why?